https://www.bostonathenaeum.org/events/4566/civic-engagement-purposeful-contributions-greater-good Boston Athenæum
10 ½ Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
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How do we sustain the founding fathers’ legacy of civic engagement in an increasingly diverse, nuanced, and pressure-driven America, whose economic and political ideals have worldwide impact? What can each of us do to further the inclusion of diverse voices and perspectives in the American way? How do these pursuits inform our sense of purpose, both individually and collectively? Looking toward our shared future, how do we instill in the next generation the important skills of creative contribution, inclusive dialogue, and critical consciousness?
Faculty from Boston University, Clark University, and Harvard University will consider the significance(s) of civic engagement, inviting the audience to participate in a conversation about how the participation of each and every one of us is critically important to a thriving society. WGBH reporter Adam Reilly will moderate the discussion.
Registration begins April 11 at 9 am.
To register, go to: https://bbd.bostonathenaeum.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=300
The Athenæum's five galleried floors overlook the peaceful Granary Burying Ground, and, as Gamaliel Bradford wrote in 1931, "it is safe to say that [no library] anywhere has more an atmosphere of its own, that none is more conducive to intellectual aspiration and spiritual peace." The building was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1966.