Healing the Divide
Date(s) - 01/03/2021
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The Upswing: How America Came Together a Century Ago and How We Can Do It Again, by Robert Putnam and Shaylyn Romney Garrett

At the end of the 19th century, in what came to be known as the Gilded Age, the United States experienced extreme economic inequality and intense partisanship.  In many ways it resembled our current situation.  In the Upswing, the authors describe how the Gilded Age was followed by a reform movement that led to sweeping improvements and then peaked in the 1960’s.  We’ll watch a video interview with the authors and then discuss their thoughts on how such transformation might occur again.

Zoom information will be provided on heal-the-divide@uucpa.org a day or two before the meeting.  If you are not a member of that email list, you can request to join by sending a message to heal-the-divide+subscribe@uucpa.org.

Healing the Divide is a UUCPA group that formed after the 2016 election to ask: 1) what do we not understand about others with more conservative viewpoints, and 2) what can we learn that will help us communicate even across wide differences in belief.

Questions?  Please contact Susan Owicki at heal-the-divide+owner@uucpa.org

Hope to see you there!


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