Civic Saturdays, recently profiled by Courtney Martin, Jr. in The New York Times, is now a national movement. These gatherings are a salve for the civic soul — a place to come together in civic community, be inspired and encouraged to reflect and connect, and create new civic traditions that are joyful and communal. Friends and strangers gather to hear readings, sing together, share thoughts and ideas and to hear a “civic sermon” from founder Eric Liu, whose recent book, Become America: Civic Sermons on Love, Responsibility and Democracy (Sasquatch), is a collection of many past sermons. Also featured are poetry from Naa Akua , Artist in Residence. We’ll attend as usual with a pop up bookstore of relevant titles, including Become America.
Doors open at 10:00 a.m. and refreshments and childcare will be provided. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be an event volunteer, if you’d like to use child care services during the event or if you will need ASL/interpretation services.
Co-presented with The Evergrey and Citizen University.