NCAS to Co-Host Panel on the Role of Memorials in Civic Life
On May 18, 2012, the National Civic Art Society and AEI’s Program on American Citizenship will be hosting a panel discussion in Washington, D.C. on “Monumental Fights: The Role of Memorials in Civic Life.” The event is free, but you must register to attend.
If you can not attend, you can watch the event live on AEI’s website.
Over the past year, the recently dedicated Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Memorial and the planned Eisenhower Memorial have renewed controversy about the meaning and purpose of public memorials. What do America’s memorials and monuments tell us about our nation and our identity as citizens? How should we memorialize past events and individuals? In this event, co-sponsored by the Program on American Citizenship and the National Civic Art Society, a distinguished panel will address these questions and comment on the MLK and Eisenhower memorials.
Gary J. Schmitt, AEI
Eric Wind, National Civic Art Society
AEI, Twelfth Floor, 1150 Seventeenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036 (Two blocks from Farragut North Metro)