Listening to Our Elders: Reminiscences of the Great Depression and World War II

Lay Academy Zoom Session
April 22, 2020 – Listening to our Elders: Reminiscences of the Great Depression and World War II
Speakers: Lynn McLarty, Dot Binger, Rubie Butterworth, Linda Yates, and Rod Dugger

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Suggested Readings: 

Brunet, Gillian.  5 Lessons from World War II for the Coronavirus.  Vox, April 10, 2020.

Caron, Alan. Commentary: Coronavirus May Become This Century’s Second World War: The People Who Endured the Great Depression and ‘the War’ Have Some Lessons to Share With Us.  Portland, ME Telegram, March 22, 2020.

Coronavirus Will Change the World Permanently: A Crisis on This Scale Can Reorder Society in Dramatic Ways, for better or worse.  Here are 34 Big Thinkers’ predictions for what’s to Come. Here’s How.  Politico.  March 19, 2020.

della Cava, Marco. ‘Life May Change for us All’: How we Respond to the Coronavirus Crisis will be Defining, Historians say.  USA Today, March 29, 2020.

Dougherty, Jesse.  Comfort from a 102-year-old Who Has Lived through a Flu Epidemic, the Depression, and WWII.  Washington Post, April 5, 2020.

Fitzpatrick, Frank.  Mounting Job Losses. Fear of the Unknown. We’ve Seen This Before During the Great Depression. Here are Some Lessons Learned.  Philadelphia Inquirer, April 11, 2020.