Citizen University's Civic Saturday is headed to NASHVILLE!
Right now in America, we stand a country divided — and this moment of anxiety and divisiveness calls for a new approach to maintaining a healthy, active citizenry. In a country held together not by race or religion, but by a common creed, how do we maintain any sense of national cohesion? And how do we convert our ideals into action? These are the questions that we confront and answer with Civic Saturday.
Civic Saturday is a civic analogue to a church: a gathering of friends and strangers in a common place to nurture a spirit of shared purpose. But it’s not about church religion or synagogue or mosque religion. It’s about American civic religion— the values and practices of being an active and contributing member of civic life.
What happens at Civic Saturday? Eric Liu will offer a civic sermon, we'll come together in song, we'll hear readings of civic scripture (great and provocative American texts), and we'll gather in Civic Circles to connect and reflect with each other. You'll find at Civic Saturday a belief that civic engagement can and should be joyful and communal.
Join us for Nashville's first Civic Saturday!
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Music & Social Hour: 12:15pm-1:00pm
The Basement East
FREE and open to all!
Featuring Kyshona Music and Leslie Garcia of Southern Word
PLUS: Join us at The Basement East before and after the program for civic matchmaking in a social impact mini-fair to learn about organizations doing great work in our community AND to register to vote.
Featured organizations include:
Advocates for Women's And Kids' Equality — AWAKE
One Voice Nashville
The Equity Alliance
Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition [TIRRC]
Tennessee Advocates for Planned Parenthood
Tennessee Environmental Council
Tennessee Equality Project
Tennessee Justice Center
WTF: Women for Tennessee's Future
This program is a partnership between Citizen University and BriteHeart