Context & Conversation: “Only Connect”
Co-presented with Providence Public Library
Community Partner: 134 Collaborative
Ours is a pluralistic society, one where, in theory, the variances in our political allegiances, spiritual beliefs, cultural identities, gender expressions, education levels, languages of origin, military service, economic opportunities, generational experiences, and geographic regions should represent mere differences, not unbridgeable divides. But right now the idea of being united in pluralism is less theory than delusion, and many of us feel either estranged from family, friends, or co-workers to whom we were once close, or too afraid to express our beliefs, for fear that estrangement may follow. In times of societal splintering, how do we reclaim a sense of community with others? Join us for a conversation about seeking new and renewed connections as we navigate a precarious, provisional world.