Who Owns the Founding?: Race, Gender and Immigration in Hamilton

Panel Discussion | October 25 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Robin Kelley, Professor, History, UCLA; Mark Peterson, Professor, History, UC Berkeley; Shannon Steen, Professor, Theater, Dance and Performance Studies, UCB

 Wendy Brown, Professor, Political Science, UC Berkeley

 College of Letters & Science

One aim of Hamilton is to tell the story of the Founding in a way that allows today's highly diverse, multi-racial and multi-ethnic American society to see themselves in the narrative. How does the play handle the tension between historical accuracy and crafting a narrative that allows today’s Americans to identify with the story of the Founding? Is it possible to make history “usable” for today’s audience without sacrificing fidelity to the events themselves? How are issues related to race, gender, and immigration, in particular, addressed -- or not addressed -- by this musical?
An On the Same Page event

 Students - Undergraduate

 All Audiences

 Free and open to everyone on a first-come, first-seated basis.

 light refreshments afterward

 alix@berkeley.edu, 510-642-8378