What does it mean to be an American in the 21st century? What does a model American do, and what responsibilities do Americans have to their communities and each other? How have the answers to these questions changed over the history of the United States?
Participants in the reading and discussion program “American Politics and Community Today” will engage with these questions and others regarding politics and the current state of civic thought, feeling, and participation. The group will meet monthly over six sessions to discuss selected novels, essays, and writings by a range of authors, including Ralph Ellison, Hannah Arendt, Benjamin Kunkel and E.L. Doctorow.
Facilitated by local poet & scholar Karen Schoemer, and sponsored by Humanities New York, this series is free and all texts will be available to borrow. Size is limited to ten participants, contact the library at 518-392-3666 to register or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.