Attendees will have the chance to ask Upton Sinclair not only what prompted him to pen The Jungle, his classic criticism of the meat-packing industry, but also his take on free-range farming. Or, learn what position George Washington Carver might volunteer on genetically-engineered crops. Would Julia Child offer her classic cooking show in high-def should it be produced today? What might Cesar Chavez say about the current immigration debate?
“The word that consistently surfaces regarding our Chautauqua event is ‘magical,’” says MHC executive director Peggy Burke. “Participants comment that the tented environment and performances make this event unlike any other they’ve attended.”
MHC’s Chautauqua tent show takes place from July 5-16, 2007, beginning at 7 PM for four nights under a big-top tent at Garrett Community College, McHenry (July 5-8); Chesapeake College, Wye Mills (July 9-12); The College of Southern Maryland, La Plata (July 9-12); Montgomery College–Germantown (July 10-13); The Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville (July 12-15); and Cecil Community College, North East (July 13-16).
All Chautauqua programs are free and open to the public. Sites are handicapped accessible. If sign language interpretation is needed, call 410-685-4185 by June 21.
“Chautauqua 2007: Food for Thought” is made possible with support from Constellation Energy, the Maryland Division of Historical and Cultural Programs, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.