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What Does Literature, Philosophy, and Religion Have To Say About Serving Our Community?, a Reading & Discussion program at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center

March 15 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 pm

What does it mean to serve one’s community? What do we gain as individuals and as members of a community by doing so? How can we bridge divisions of experience, perspective, and geography in order to strengthen community?

“Talking Justice: What Does Religion, Philosophy, and Literature Have to Say About Serving Our Community?” invites interested individuals, including members of non-profit service organizations, community activists, members of religious congregations, volunteers and would-be volunteers, to come together to consider the challenges and possibilities of community service. Together, we’ll read and discuss essays, speeches, stories, and poems from the Civically Engaged Reader (Eds. Adam Davis and Elizabeth Lynn) and reflect on the historical, theological, and philosophical roots of community service.

We welcome participants of all ages and backgrounds from across Buffalo and the WNY area. Our meetings will take place on four Wednesday evenings—Feb. 22, Mar. 1, 8, 15– from 6:00-8:00 at various locations around Buffalo, including the Merriweather Library and Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center. Discussions will be facilitated by Sharon Holley (owner of Zawadi Books and President of Michigan Street Preservation Corp.) and Professor Stacy Hubbard (UB English). The program is organized by C.S.1 Curatorial Projects and Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center and sponsored by Humanities New York.