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Education Event: From I to We: A Vision for the Future from a Study of the Past

August 18, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursday, August 18
7 p.m. on Zoom

Presenter: David McBride

In The Upswing: How America Came Together a Century Ago and How WE Can Do It Again, Robert Putnam demonstrates that many of the problems of today also existed in the Gilded Age from 1870 to 1914. Those problems were overcome by the Progressive Movement beginning in the late 1800s. Putnam characterizes this as a movement from a focus on “I”— excessive individualism of the Gilded Age—to a focus on “We”—a balanced sense of community. Beginning in the 1960s, the “I” again began to dominate, leading to our current Gilded Age. David McBride will assess Putnam’s historical analysis to see how it applies today. Hosted by Westminster’s Peace & Justice Work Group.


Zoom Meeting ID: 860 2752 1655

Westminster’s Peace & Justice Work Group sponsors weekly education events on Thursday evenings from 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom. These events feature notable speakers, videos, and discussions on a broad range of topics. Join us for engaging and timely presentations and conversations. Specific information about each class is provided about two weeks in advance. Please check back! For more information, visit Work for Justice + Peace.


August 18, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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