Rockford Institute and ‘Chronicles’ host lecture, ‘Taking Christmas Back’
The Rockford Institute and Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture is hosting a local lecture at 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 6, titled “Taking Christmas Back” by Tom Piatak.
Our culture has increasingly forgotten that Christmas is a celebration to mark the birth of Christ. Aggravating this situation is the increasing hostility on the part of some toward any public acknowledgment of the Christmas holiday. With each passing year, the war being waged against Christmas and its communal traditions is intensified. Piatak will explore the nature of the assault on this beloved holiday and offer some suggestions on how to take Christmas back before its true meaning fades from our nation’s collective memory.
Tom Piatak’s first article on the War on Christmas appeared in Chronicles in December 2001. He has since written many other essays on the War on Christmas. His writings on Christmas have appeared in Chronicles, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The American Conservative, Middle American News, and VDARE.com, and he has participated in discussions on the War on Christmas on NPR’s On Point radio and on Wisconsin Public Radio. He lives in Cleveland and was educated at Case Western Reserve University and the University of Michigan Law School.
Admission is payable at the door, but reservations are required. Cost is $15 per person ($20 at the door) or $25 per couple ($30 at the door), or $5 student rate.
For the past 36 years, The Rockford Institute has served as a charitable educational organization, sponsoring both local and international lecture series and events. Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture is the flagship publication of The Rockford Institute.
For information or reservations, call (815) 964-5053.
From the Dec. 5-11, 2012, issue
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