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.
CHQ Assembly offers a collection of programming featuring lectures, conversations and experiences from people with ancestry from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America.
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 10:45 a.m. ET Tuesday, August 2, 2022.
Sidarta Ribeiro is Full Professor of Neuroscience and founder of the Brain Institute at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, where his research focuses on memory, sleep, and dreams; neural plasticity; vocal communic...
Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. ET Wednesday, August 24, 2022.
Laura Limonic is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the College of Old Westbury of the State University of New York. Her research is in the area of contemporary immigration to the United States and the integration trajectories of ...
Originally broadcast at 1:00 p.m. ET Tuesday, August 3, 2021.
Edgar Rodriguez serves concurrently as Police Chief of Moville Police Department and lead Pastor of New Hope Evangelical church in Moville, Iowa. In both vocations he embodies the best for what can be expected and hoped.
Originally broadcast at 3:30 p.m. ET Thursday, August 11, 2022.
The 2017 CLSC author of The House on Mango Street returns to Chautauqua Institution this summer for a week that sees her working on adapting the CLSC selection into an opera and sitting down with Sony Ton-Aime, Michael I. Rudell Dir...
Originally broadcast at 1:00 p.m. ET Wednesday, August 4, 2021.
Jose Arellano was born in Duarte, CA, just east of Los Angeles. Growing up, he and his family moved around Los Angeles County a lot. Jose enjoyed and excelled in school and was placed in the Gifted and Talented Education Program at ...
Originally broadcast at 2:00 p.m. ET Friday, July 15, 2022.
Kathryn A. Sikkink is the Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, and an affiliated faculty member at Harvard Law School and Government Department. Sikkink works on international norms and institution...
Taína Caragol is curator of painting and sculpture and Latino art and history at the National Portrait Gallery. Since 2013 she has led the effort to increase the representation of Latino historical figures and artists at the museum.
The House On Mango Street with Sandra Cisneros and Derek Bermel
Originally broadcast at 5 p.m. EDT Thursday, August 27, 2020.
Join us for a special conversation with writer Sandra Cisneros and composer Derek Bermel as we show selected excerpts recorded during Chautauqua’s 2017 world premiere of Mango Suite, while discussing how this collaboration has continu...
Creating “We”: African American and Latinx Identity
Originally recorded on August 22, 2019.
Smithsonian curator Ariana A. Curtis highlights the importance of non-white narratives in museums, speaking from her experience as a museum curator and as an Afro-Latina and African American from Western Massachusetts.