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Civic Saturday: The Reflective Citizen
August 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pmFree
What does it mean to be a reflective citizen? A person who knows the value of showing up for others and who does so in a spirit of open-mindedness, responsibility, and whole-heartedness? We’ll explore these habits of citizenship while building community by sharing poetry, songs, and civic fellowship together.
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 the shared societal values that should work to unite us — liberty, equality, freedom, and self-government — even if we argue how to achieve these ideals!
Join with others to sing, hear poetry, share civic readings, listen to a civic sermon about being a “Reflective Citizen”, while also building community connections through small group dialogue.
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.