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Exploring Palaces For The People

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During a time of deep divisions along racial, religious, and cultural lines, we have an opportunity to discuss a creative path toward bridging these divides. In this study group we will explore how shared amenities such as libraries, parks, and even OLLI programs, can combat polarization and help us all find common purpose. Our study group will be based on the book, Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life (Crown, 2018) by Eric Klinenberg, Professor of Sociology at New York University. Together, we will learn about the importance of libraries, playgrounds, churches and synagogues, and many other diverse organizations that bring people together to provide opportunities for forming crucial personal connections. Join us for this lively discussion of how building a strong social infrastructure can help ameliorate some of our most pressing challenges.

Class Details

14 Session(s)
Weekly - Tue

Wieboldt Hall

MultipleInstructor :
1.Ed Klinenberg2.Steve Greska 



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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
3/5/2024 - 6/4/2024 Weekly - Tue 01:15 PM - 03:15 PM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map Steve Greska  ; Ed Klinenberg 
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