Join us for a four-part discussion on competing notions for a common good. Led by Jill Silos-Rooney, Ph.D, we will will read four texts and, over the course of two months, discuss to what extend we are responsible for each other. What do we owe each other as members of the same nation? To what extent do we take responsibility for what happens in the country at large? The world?
Jill Silos-Rooney is an Associate Professor of History at Massachusetts Bay Community College in Wellesley Hills, MA, where she teaches “We the People”: Immigration and Citizenship in American History; America Through the Media; Civil Rights and Civil Liberties; Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. She has also taught history at the University of New Hampshire, Hesser College and Colby-Sawyer College. She received her Doctorate of Philosophy in History at UNH. She holds professional and academic memberships in several organizations.
March 28, 2016 - Participants will have read All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Dooer
April 11, 2016 - Participants will have read Maus by Art Spiegelman
April 25, 2016 - Participants will have read Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
May 9, 2016 - Participants will have read Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Participants may attend one, several, or all sessions. All meetings will be held on Monday evenings at 6:30 pm and will run approximately an hour and a half. All meetings will be held in the Meeting Room, with the exception of the May 9th meeting, which will take place in the large print room.
Copies of each title will be available at the Circulation Desk. Please ask for the Common Good Reads program.
This program is supported through a grant from the Massachusetts Humanities, who supports thought, conversation, and action in Massachusetts: masshumanities.org