2/24 Living Ethics Discussion: 10:30 AM
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2019 | 10:30 AM | ANDY STANTON | ULYSSES GRANT, AN UNLIKELY SUCCESS STORY
Ulysses S. Grant was the most successful Union general during the Civil War and eventually commanded all the Union armies. He later became a two-term President. But he did not have an impressive appearance. He was short, slight, and always looked rumpled. He was soft spoken - not a self-promoter. He was never an outstanding student. How did this seemingly ordinary man achieve so much? Andy’s presentation will be augmented with excerpts from an excellent PBS video.
Andy, along with his wife, Mary Ellen, has lived in Saint Charles for the past year and a half and has been a member of ESMR for about that long. The Stantons moved here from the Washington, DC area where they lived for many years, worked and raised their daughter. Andy and Mary Ellen are long time members of the Northern Virginia Ethical Society, as well. Andy was a lawyer with the US Department of Agriculture for approximately 34 years and has been retired since 2008.
ADULT LEARNING FORUM
11:45 AM–12:45PM | EXPLORATION OF WHITE PRIVILEGE
Host: Michael Carter
White Privilege: We will be exploring the concept of white privilege by reading and discussing the essay Unpacking the Invisible Backpack by Peggy McIntosh.
Snacks will be provided.