Wednesday, 14 February 2018
The Civil Warriors Round Table will hold its next meeting of 2018 at 7PM on Wednesday, February 14, at Weilers Deli in West Hills, CA. Our own Jeff Marlatt will moderate a round table discussion follow up to “The War Memorial Controversy.”
Last September Professor Stewart Davenport led the Civil Warriors in a seminar/discussion of the Confederate memorial controversy that was raging in the news. We had an enthusiastic give and take on that topic, so we decided to follow up on a round table topic for the first time. Mr. Jeff Marlatt offered to lead and moderate the “Part 2” discussion. The Confederate memorial issue has faded but has been joined with other memorials purportedly fostering racism and other hot button issues. Jeff will follow the initial discussion but will expand it to include related topics. For example, is the controversy grounded only in Confederate memorials? Why is this topic important to you? Is it related in some way to how you became interested in the Civil War? Jeff promises to both evoke and provoke our thoughts in order to share them in an energetic repartee with our fellow Civil Warriors.
In Jeff’s own words: I see this upcoming meeting as an open give-and-take on various aspects of the American Civil War. I will open up the discussion by making a brief statement and then suggest several possible topics for the members to dig into. I see it as like Roy Scheider tossing chum into the ocean in Jaws looking to see what topic catches people's interest. I won't allow the discussion to drag by having enough interesting ideas for our Civil Warriors to discuss. I have experience in stoking the fires to keep things going. I think this will be a fun evening for everyone.
Mr. Marlatt is a lifelong history enthusiast who began developing an interest in the American Civil War after viewing the film Ride with the Devil. His late grandmother once told him to never discuss politics or religion in public. So he frequently attends, leads and organizes informal discussion groups throughout Los Angeles on politics and religion. Although some have said that he looks like a biker he's actually pretty harmless, for the most part. Jeff is a long-time member of the Civil Warriors CWRT.
As always, come join us before the program starts. Our members start assembling around 6PM for refreshments, the Weilers sandwich dinner and for the camaraderie of their fellow Civil Warriors. Meeting attendance is $5 which includes soft drinks, cookies and an entry in our book drawing. The sandwich dinner is $15 which includes attendance, a deli sandwich and exclusive Weilers side dishes. If you wish to partake of the dinner, please RSVP before noon of 2/14/18 to Dave Goracke at: email@example.com
and your dinner will be available when you arrive. Guests and new members are always welcome to join us for this and future meetings! If you can’t make this meeting, please consider one of our exciting upcoming meetings noted in the Future Presentations section of this web site.
Weiler's West Hills Deli
22323 Sherman Way - West Hills
Discussion begins at 7PM sharp!
Wednesday, February 14, 2018