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WEBINAR–Riverside and the World: History and Memory of Peace and War: A Speakers’ Series

March 3 @ 6:00 pm7:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 7, 2021

Rows of soldiers march through a city street with tall buildings.

WEBINAR–This series of webinars will feature a Speakers’ Series of six presentations exploring the contemporary and historical contexts of Frank A. Miller, founder of Riverside’s National Historic Landmark Mission Inn, and his peace activism during the World War I era. The programs will be presented on six consecutive Wednesday evenings at 6 pm beginning March 3, 2021.

Presentations will include:
Riverside and the World: History and Memory of Peace and War – schedule of presentations

Wednesday, March 3 Keynote Address: Why World War I Still Matters to America
Jennifer Keene, Professor of History
Dean, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Chapman University

Wednesday, March 10 Dedicated to Peace; Flirting with Feminism: Frank A. Miller of Mission Inn and Women Peace Advocates
Theresa Hanley, Independent Researcher and Toward Peace Project Director
Mona Siegel, Professor of History, California State University, Sacramento, and author of Peace on Our Terms: The Global Battle for Women’s Rights After the First World War

Wednesday, March 17: Internationalism, Imperialism and Collecting Tragedy at the Mission Inn
Dr. Emily McEwen, Historic Resource Consultant

Wednesday, March 24: World War I Memorials and the Dissipation of Memory
Dr. Mark Levitch, National Gallery of Art and Principle Investigator of the World War I Memorial Project
Frank A. Miller and the Building of the Soldiers Memorial and Municipal Auditorium, 1928-1929
Dr. Vince Moses, Independent Scholar and Curator

Wednesday, March 31: Peace and Equality a Century in the Making: A Conversation with Mona L. Siegel author of Peace on Our Terms: The Global Battle for Women’s Rights After the First World War
Join Dr. Kenya Davis Hayes, Professor of History at California Baptist University for this conversation with historian and author, Mona L. Siegel.

Wednesday, April 7: Riverside and the World – A Conversation among our Speakers
Dr. Kenya Davis-Hayes, Professor of History at California Baptist University moderates discussion among the speakers in Riverside and the World

The presentation is part of the Mission Inn Foundation’s project called Toward Peace – exploring the history of Mission Inn founder, Frank Miller, and his Peace activism in the World War I era. Toward Peace takes a deeper look at the history of Miller’s peace activism within the context of his times and also, explores the role his legacy provides us as individuals and communities as we negotiate our own extraordinary times.

The Presentation will be by Zoom Webinar from 6-7:30 pm. Participation is free. Registration is required.

To register go to:

For more information, go to missioninnmuseum.org or contact Theresa Hanley, Toward Peace project coordinator, 951.781.8241; hanley@missioninnmuseum.org.

This project is supported by a Humanities for All Project Grant.