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AAUW Flagler welcomes guest speakers Michael Butler and Regina Phillips

They will speak on "the contextualization of confederate iconography" at the AAUW general meeting on Feb. 12.
by: Guest Writer

from: American Association of University Women – Flagler Branch

American Association of University Women Flagler will host its General Meeting on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022.  Featured speakers are Michael Butler, PH.D., Kenan Distinguished Professor of History, Flagler College and Regina Phillips, Executive Director of the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center.

They will discuss “the contextualization of confederate iconography.”

In the aftermath of the 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, cities throughout the South debated the meaning and relevance of Confederate monuments that occupied prominent public spaces. St. Augustine was no exception, and city leaders formed a committee to contextualize a structure dedicated to the memory of those “who gave their lives in the service of the Confederate States.” Dr. Butler and Mrs. Phillips were selected as two of the seven committee members. Their presentation tells the story of the Contextualization Committee’s formation, findings, and recommendations. Most importantly, the experience demonstrates how nostalgia, memory, and identity pervade public discourse concerning uncomfortable historical truths.

The General Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022, at 10:30 a.m., at Cypress Knoll Golf & Country Club, 53 Easthampton Blvd., Palm Coast, FL 32164. Lunch is available for $15.00 per person. For reservations and menu options, please contact Sally Smeaton by email: [email protected] or phone: 386-447-4137 by Feb. 10, 2022.

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