Soul of a Citizen: Living with Conviction in Challenging Times by Paul Rogat Loeb

Monday, September 16, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm, in 023 Dunbar Library.

Led by Kimberly Barrett, Ph.D., Vice President for Multicultural Affairs and Community Engagement.

Informed by lifelong participation in peace, justice and environmental causes, Loeb offers new vision for personal engagement with societal issues and argues for a return to community involvement and social activism, which, he says, have declined since the 1960s and 70s. He points to increased social isolation and the widening opportunity gap between rich and poor and emphasizes the importance of the human connection. Believing that personal stories, not politics, capture peoples' attention, Loeb weaves in inspiring examples of effective activism and of heroism in ordinary people (adapted from Publishers' Weekly).

This discussion group will prepare participants for several events when Loeb visits campus on September 25: