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Rich Benjamin: The Divided States of America: Big National Transformations, Small Towns

Dates: October 14, 2022 - October 14, 2022 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Category: Performing Arts
Location: Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N Williams St | Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Phone: 815.356.9212 Visit Our Website

Rich Benjamin: The Divided States of America: Big National Transformations, Small Towns

RICH BENJAMIN The Divided States of America: Big National Transformations, Small Towns Sunday, May 22, 2022 | 3:00 PM TICKETS: STANDARD ADULT: $20* RAUENOW ADULT: $14* STUDENT (18 & under): $8* Celebrated author, speaker, and cultural anthropologist, Rich Benjamin, joins Raue Center for a special presentation and moderated Q&A discussing his personal experiences engaging with communities in small-town America and his deft observations of modern society, culture, and politics with a goal toward building understanding and openness. “I believe that adaptation requires openness. It requires a willingness to understand others, a willingness to understand oneself. And I believe in that willingness comes an openness to change.” – Rich Benjamin Don’t miss this timely discussion with one of America’s finest scholars. Moderated by James Knight. —– BIOGRAPHY Rich Benjamin is a political analyst, a cultural anthropologist, a speaker, an author. Benjamin’s cultural and political analysis appears regularly in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Guardian, The New York Times Sunday Book Review, and National Public Radio (NPR). His scholarly research has received support from Rockefeller Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation, Brown University, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Benjamin was recently a Fellow in the literary arts at the Bellagio Center (Italia), Rockefeller Foundation. Rich has a BA in English and political science from Wesleyan University and a Ph.D. in Modern Thought and Literature from Stanford University. He sits on the Board of Trustees of the Authors Guild, the national union of writers that has been protecting authors’ rights and free speech since 1912. —— Become a RaueNow Member to save up to 30% on 2 of your tickets! Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. Processing Fee – A $3/ticket charge for all purchasing to support the software that enables online ticket sales. Facility Fee – A $6 per order charge that helps operate and invest back in our historic venue. For more information please visit Raue Center requires masks for all patrons ages 2+. Patrons ages 12+ are required to provide proof of full vaccination status OR proof of a negative COVID test within 72 hours of attending indoor shows or events at Raue Center. Please visit for details. Questions? Please contact our Box Office at 815-356-9212. Raue Center For The Arts is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of all through the arts.

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