November 21 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Though many of our members do not remember the assassination of JFK on November 22, 1963, it is very interesting to recognize the ramifications the political times of the day have had on the present day.
Speaker: Dan Tidball
Dan will be speaking on how the brief presidency of John F. Kennedy came at a critical time in human history, and his death stands as a marker, a sort of liminal space, beyond which changes that had been building for a generation found their various catalysts. Canadian and American societies when JFK became president would be unrecognizable to most people today, and much would have been very different a decade after his death. On the 60th Anniversary of the JFK assassination, it is very much worth looking at the world as it was in the years leading up to what, in many ways, is a seminal event.