Civic Saturday: The Reflective Citizen
August 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pmFree
Civic Saturday is a civic analogue to a faith gathering. It’s a gathering of friends and strangers in a common place to nurture a spirit of shared purpose. But it’s not about a particular faith tradition nor is it trying to replace faith. It’s about American civic religion—the creed of liberty, equality, and self-government that truly unites us (even as we argue over it).
This August, we will sing together, hear poetry, share civic readings, listen to a civic sermon about being a “Reflective Citizen,” while also getting to know one another through small group dialogue.
Please join us as we nurture a spirit of shared civic purpose!
*Walk-ins are welcome, but registration is encouraged. Please note the library does not open until 10am and we need time to setup chairs and refreshments. The meeting room doors will not open before 10:30am, but we aim to start as close to 11am as possible.
ABOUT CIVIC SATURDAYS: The Civic Saturday model was pioneered by Seattle-based Citizen University in 2016 and strives to be a “great democratic self-cure.” In a time of deep political divide, we must create new approaches to fostering a shared sense of moral and civic purpose. In a country held together not by race or religion, but by a common creed, how do we maintain a sense of national cohesion? How do we create values-based fellowship? How do we convert that creed and those values into useful action? Civic Saturday seeks to answer these questions, and many more.