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Humanities Symposium 2020: "The American Dream": Getting Started

April 7-9, 2020 at HACC Lancaster Campus

Getting Involved

Get Involved!

For more information about how to get involved with the Lancaster Campus 2020 Humanities Symposium by either assisting with or attending symposium activities, contact one of the following faculty members:

Purpose of Guide

Purpose & How to Use This Guide

  • The guide is intended to provide resources and activities related to the presentations scheduled to be given during the 3-day event.

  • Each page of the guide will offer resources and information related to different areas of the humanities.
  • Revisit the guide before, during, and after the Symposium to preview and review topics covered.

Immigrants at Ellis Island

photograph of immigrants on Ellis Island

Dreams, by Langston Hughes

Hold fast to dreams                                                
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.

Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.


Hughes, Langston. "Dreams.", Academy of America Poets,


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