Thursday, November 9, 2017

CCR Walks: Whose Past Is It Anyway? Monuments As Weapons - December 3, 2017

Every nation struggles with "Confederate heroes" of its own kind. Rome has had to contend with less-than-exemplary emperors who set up baths, basilicas, and other buildings stamped with their names. Taking a walk through the centre, you're likely to bump into some controversial popes' statues or Mussolini's more recent attempts to place his mark on the city. What does a city or a nation do with these monuments when the bloom is off the rose and history looks at these individuals in a different light? Come wander with us through the centre of Rome as we contemplate the sensitivities surrounding some of these monuments. 

When: Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017
Time: 10 a.m.
Meeting point: Near the Ara Pacis; exact location sent to confirmed participants by email.
Cost: €10 for members and €15 for non-members.
RSVP required by Thu. Nov. 30, ATTN Joe at You are financially responsible for your reservation.
NB: Please bring correct change.