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Serving, a Reading & Discussion program at Shaker Heritage Society
April 12, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
As communities whose members embraced equality, practiced compassion for the poor and indigent, and strove to subsume their own needs for the betterment of their community, the Shakers demonstrate the power of people united in pursuit of a higher calling, and the meaning one can find in even the most mundane tasks when it serves the greater community.
“Serving” is the topic of a new reading and discussion group at Shaker Heritage this spring. The program will be sponsored by Humanities New York and led by faculty from the Russell Sage College Service Learning Program. Drawing on essays, creative nonfiction, and short stories, this series will invite participants to reflect on the multifaceted nature of service, and the complicated dynamics between those “serving” and those who are “served”.