DUE TO SPACE LIMITATIONS AT THE JOHN HAY LIBRARY, WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS FOR "LET'S TALK." WE REGRET ANY INCONVENIENCE.
Please join us at “Let’s Talk:” Theodore Sizer and the Founding of the Coalition of Essential Schools exhibit, December 1, 2016, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, at the John Hay Library, 20 Prospect Street, Providence, RI.
“Let’s Talk,” an exhibit at Brown University’s John Hay Library, highlights archival material from the collected papers of Theodore Sizer and the Coalition of Essential Schools from the creation of CES and its early years. The exhibit displays, for the first time, materials from these special archival collections and provides a glimpse of the work that sparked national conversations about the American classroom and led to the founding of the Coalition in 1984. We invite you to this interactive exhibit featuring some of the original documents that shaped a critical chapter in the history of public education in the United States.
- If you have items from your own personal collection that you would like other attendees to see, please bring them. We will have table space available for you to share your own memories of the Coalition of Essential Schools. If you want to bring something to share, please let us know on the RSVP form
- This event is located at the John Hay Library at Brown University, which is a mile from the Omni Providence Hotel.Transportation options include taxi, Uber, or walking
- Portions of the exhibit will be on display to the public at the John Hay Library following the Fall Forum 2016, and an online version of the exhibit will also be available
We would like to thank Brown University students Catriona Schwartz, Amelia Golcheski, Sienna Giraldi and Emily Sloan for their work creating this exhibition. We would also like to thank the John Hay Library and their staff including Christopher Geissler and Sarah Dylla, and the director of the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities, Susan Smulyan. Special thanks to Kathy Hardie, Paula Evans, and Molly Schen for their guidance.
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