CHQ Assembly is the digital expression of Chautauqua Institution — a nonprofit organization that exists to explore the best in human values and the enrichment of life. This exploration takes place in an interdisciplinary and intergenerational way that is characterized by a unique commitment to upholding the dignity and contributions of all people. We invite you to join us in exploring critical issues of the day through a range of experiences — lectures, artistic experiences, master and enrichment courses, and conversations — that combine to call you to your best self for a better world.
Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday, February 17, 2021.
A Few Black Americans You May Have Thought Came to Chautauqua (But Didn’t) and a Few You May Not Have Known Who Did
Hosted by Emalee Sanfilippo, Archives Assistant
About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. As a community, we celebrate, encourage and study the arts and treat them as integral to all of learning, and we convene the critical conversations of the day to advance understanding through civil dialogue. CHQ Assembly is the online expression of Chautauqua Institution's mission.
Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. ET Thursday, March 18, 2021.
Hosted by Emalee Sanfilippo, Archives Assistant, who will tell the story of Ada Elizabeth Sisson and Lillian Hedrick - two girls from Nebraska whose 300-page journal, preserved in the archives, describes their 1895 Chautauqua experience...