Read and discuss a variety of books exploring how to create a more civil and engaged community.Join Mary Dumas on the third Wednesday of the month from noon to 1:30. Authors DO NOT attend. Meetings are in the Readings Gallery -- brown bag lunches are encouraged. Anyone interested in exploring their role as an engaged citizen is welcome.
Wednesday, February 17, noonHow did America recover after its years of civil war? How did freed men and women, former slaves, respond to their newly won freedom? David Roediger's radical new history redefines the idea of freedom after the jubilee, using fresh sources and texts to build on the leading historical accounts of Emancipation and Reconstruction.
Wednesday, March 16, noonA handful of corporations and financial institutions command an ever-greater concentration of economic and political power in an assault against markets, democracy, and life. It's a suicide economy, says David Korten, that destroys the very foundations of its own existence.
Wednesday, April 20, noonIn The Gifts of Imperfection, Brene Brown, a leading expert on shame, authenticity, and belonging, shares what she's learned from a decade of research on the power of "Wholehearted Living" - a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness.
Wednesday, May 18, noonCalling for careful thought and action, Rischard discusses the most impressive idea to emerge from the recent World Economic Summit in Davos, Switzerland: a new approach to identifying and managing the world's twenty most pressing problems.