Learned Lessons On How to Build a More Equal and United Society

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Learned Lessons On How to Build a More Equal and United Society

Leon County and Village Square Host Talk on Social Infrastructure

 

WHO:            Leon County and The Village Square

WHAT:          Club of Honest Citizens event with Dr. Eric Klinenberg, author of                            Palaces For The People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight                        Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life

WHEN:          Monday, December 10 at 6 p.m.

WHERE:       The Junction at Monroe, 2011 S. Monroe St.

As part of the Club of Honest Citizens series, Leon County and The Village Square will host “Palaces for the People: How to Build a More Equal & United Society” with Dr. Eric Klinenberg on Monday, December 10 at 6 p.m. at The Junction at Monroe, 2011 S. Monroe St.

Citizens are invited to an evening of learning and discussion about how social infrastructure investment is becoming a key part of placemaking and urban policy. The event will highlight Klinenberg's examination of physical spaces and organizations that shape the way people interact as well as the ways such spaces help prevent crime, reduce addiction rates, contribute to economic growth, and even alleviate problems caused by climate change.

Dr. Klinenberg is a Professor and Director of the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University. In his most recent book, Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life, Klinenberg argues that the future of democratic societies rests not simply on shared values but on shared spaces: the libraries, parks, schools, childcare centers, churches, synagogues, bookstores and coffee shops that help us form crucial, sometimes life-saving connections.

Join us for an enlightening evening as Dr. Klinenberg introduces a transformative and powerfully uplifting new idea for health, happiness, safety and healing our divided, unequal society.

Copies of Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life are available at the LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library for checkout.

To register for the free lecture, visit: www.LeonCountyFl.gov/GetEngaged   

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Mathieu Cavell, Leon County Community and Media Relations at (850) 606-5300 / CMR@LeonCountyFL.gov or Liz Joyner, The Village Square at (850) 570-3327 / liz@villagesquare.us.

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