Who is we? Register for the Dorothy Schwartz Forum

Saturday, October 20, 2018

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5:00 - 9:00 PM
Congregation Bet Ha'am
South Portland


Original artwork by Lisa Pixley

Each year the Dorothy Schwartz Forum brings people together with expert guides to grapple with a basic question.  This year we’re asking … who is we?

The question ‘Who is we?’ is urgent and political: we the people … we hold these truths to be self evident … now who is we?

But it is also timeless, and both smaller and larger than politics: we friends … we family … we who have suffered … we who breathe the air, bask in the sunshine, swim in the sea … every time we can stop and pay attention. We can say, wait, Who is we?

We’ll practice noticing what links us: we’ll get to ask ourselves ‘Who is we?’ over and over again and seek out fresh ways of answering – so that maybe, when we go back out into our lives, we see ‘we’ a little more spaciously.

Think, talk, wonder, explore
and share a meal with…

  • Mindy Crandall, Assistant Professor of Forest Landscape Management, University of Maine
  • Ewan Douglas, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Aeronautics & Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute for Technology
  • Jim Hanna, Executive Director, Cumberland County Food Security Council
  • Vaishali Mamgain, Associate Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Compassion, University of Southern Maine
  • Lisa Pixley, Artist Printmaker, PrintCraft

… and with each other.

Supper is included.
Space is limited.
Tickets are on a sliding scale.