As you start considering your contribution to next week’s Salon, you may find the attached thinking tool useful in discovering which kind of citizen you are: Personally Responsible, Participatory, Social Justice-Oriented — or perhaps a different one of your own?!
Please come to share your experiences, knowledge, and wisdom…
What was one of your proudest moments as a Citizen?
Who has been an outstanding Citizen during your lifetime?
What does being a Citizen mean right now, to you?
How is Citizenship similar to, or different from:
patriotism, political participation, lawfulness, and civic discourse?
How should we connect with our fellow Citizens?
What strengthens and what undermines Citizenship?
What does it mean to be a “Citizen of the World,
as Socrates, Thomas Paine, and Albert Einstein
declared themselves to be?
Monthly Conversations New York Socrates Salon
hosted by Ron Gross
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
6:00 sharp (please arrive by 5:45) – 8:00
Adelphi University’s Manhattan Center
75 Varick Street , 2ND floor
To reserve a place, please register by RSVP to GrossAssoc
Suggested readings (optional): Soul of a Citizen: Living with Conviction in Challenging Times, by Paul Rogat Loeb;
Socratic Citizenship, by Dana Villa; Citizen, by Claudia Rankin (poetry).
Subways: #1 to Canal (building is on same block); A, C. or E to Canal; J, N, Q, R, W, Z or #6 to Canal.
All these Canal Street stations are within walking distance of the building. Bus: M20 stops at the front door.
Government-issued ID required for entry to building, please.
Excellent take-out can be purchased at THE MILL, www.THEMILLTOGO.COM,
located next to the building, and brought to the meeting.
Conversations New York (www.conversationsnewyork.com) is a community of volunteers which has promoted more and better conversations among New Yorkers by such activities as quarterly CONVERSATION DAYS, these monthly Conversations, an on-line calendar featuring 1,000 conversations a year, and the first national symposium on The Power of Conversation, held at Columbia University.
To receive further information about this session and ensuing ones,
please send an e-mail to Ron Gross at grossassoc
Co-chair, University Seminar on Innovation
516 487-0235 (E-mail preferred)