Join Beverly Braxton for a discussion of Visions of America: What Can We Do to Build a Stronger Community in an Age of Diversity?
I have a feeling that we're all waiting for something to happen, for some divine intervention that will sit us all down at one table -- each race, each class, each faction -- and somehow we'll legislate, negotiate, mediate, and make everything all right. There's this assumption that we're missing some essential ingredient, but in fact all the ingredients are here. It's as if we are in a kitchen and have all the components to make the bread laid out, and we're looking from bowl to bowl unable to make that leap of imagination to mix this with that and put it in the oven and eat it. We're waiting for other people to do it, and that's totally antithetical to our can-do, will-do, know-how, make-shift, made-up country. -- Allan GurganusWe have talked and thought about how we describe ourselves, about how we come together or stand apart, and what it means to be an American. What can we do with the information and insight we've gained over the course of these conversations? How will we make that leap of imagination that Allan Gurganus talks about, and work together to forge a common life that sustains all of us?
Refreshments will be served. Attendance at previous sessions is not required for partiticipation.