Educational and Cultural Series

The Redlands Forum, sponsored by Esri and the University of Redlands Town & Gown, offers educational and cultural programs on a variety of topics for free or at nominal cost. Presenters include government and business leaders, environmentalists, filmmakers, and performers.

Can We Talk? Gossip in American History and Life

Wednesday, December 3rd | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Dr. Kathy Feeley, University of Redlands, Professor and Author

Gossip. It’s a powerful form of communication that can empower one person while disempowering another. But what is it that intrigues us about spreading the details of the social and personal lives of others, and, how did it all get started?

On Wednesday, December 3 get the inside scoop on the history of gossip in America when the author and contributors of When Private Talk Goes Public: Gossip in American History, Dr. Kathy Feeley, Dr. Erica Ball, and Dr. Tim Seiber delve into the uses and abuses of gossip over the last four centuries, from colonial New England’s witchcraft crisis to modern celebrity culture.

Spread the word and join us for a riveting discussion on how American news and history really gets made.

Save the Date

Monday, December 15th | 5:30pm-6:30pm
"Longing to Be Up North": Christmas Carols and the American Imagination
Redlands Forum Holiday Program


Most programs take place in the Esri Conference Center, 380 New York St., Redlands, CA 92373. Esri campus map


Seating is limited, and advanced reservations are required. If you are unable to make your reservation online, please call 909-748-8011.


You can e-mail your questions, or
contact the Esri event coordinator at
909-793-2853, ext. 5248.

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