New Jersey Historical Commission Virtual Discussion “Big Ideas: Concepts for the 250th”

The New Jersey Historical Commission is hosting a virtual Revolution NJ discussion series, “Big Ideas: Concepts for the 250th.” On Wednesday, March 23, at 12 p.m., the third virtual discussion in the series, “How Does Society Shape Individuals Actions and Beliefs?” will provide a social science and humanities approach to systemic and structural thinking.

Speakers will include Dr. Tara J. Yosso, Professor, Graduate School of Education, University of California, Riverside, Dr. Johnathan Rosa, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education, Sandford University, and Kristyn Scorsone, PhD Candidate, Department of American Studies, Rutgers University- Newark & Volunteer Manager, Queer Newark Oral History Project (Moderator). According to the NJHC, the panelists will discuss the relationship between society and the individual and explore how actions are influenced by cultural practices and the social structures we create, respond to, and live in. The virtual event is free and registration is required. To register for the event, click here.

The “Big Ideas: Concepts for the 250th” is a professional development opportunity to assist those who are interested in learning and preparing for the 250th anniversary of the United States in 2026. The virtual panels will occur monthly until May 2022.