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Soul of a Citizen

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February 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EST

Welcome remarks by: Dr. John C. Knapp
Introduction of Speaker: Dr. Mary Ryan

Paul Loeb will talk about how ordinary citizens and students in particular can make their voices heard and actions count in a time when we’re told neither matter. He will address: how people get involved in larger community issues and what stops them from getting involved; how they burn out in exhaustion or maintain their commitment for the long haul and how social and political involvement can give a sense of connection and purpose rare in purely personal life.

Q&A Session Led by Dr. Mary Ryan


February 22
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Paul Loeb

Paul Loeb

Paul Rogat Loeb has spent 45 years researching and writing about citizen responsibility and empowerment—asking what makes some people choose lives of social commitment, while others abstain, and exploring how to find the hope to stay engaged despite all the frustrations and barriers. Soul of a Citizen: Living with Conviction in Challenging Times (St Martin’s Press) has 175,000 copies in print between two editions. The Impossible Will Take a Little While: Perseverance and  Hope in Troubled Times (Basic Books), was…