You can feel the roiling forces of rebellion popping up from sea to shining sea, but what if in America the greatest act of rebellion might be to show each other a little respect? What if being neighbors with each other at a time like this is the most powerful form of rebellion?
See if you can make your way around the bases and find these four local sites that have connections to Jackie Robinson. Snap a selfie at each site. Then enter to win prizes!
Our annual town hall pairs commissioners from the City of Tallahassee and Leon County to have a constructive (and neighborly) cross-governmental discussion about where we are, where we’re going and what the challenges ahead might be.
Does intersectionality help marginalized groups get some much-needed R-E-S-P-E-C-T – breaking through barriers to become who we really are? Or does it sometimes hide what’s most unique about us? Can we adore and endure each other? We’ll figure all this out in 90 minutes, no big deal.
The event’s discussion will grapple with many timely questions pertaining to Faith + Democracy. The panel of three religious leaders and two student representatives will talk of the role of faith in American democracy on college campuses and in times of crisis while enjoying some hor d’oeuvres.
God Squad began over a breakfast meeting between Jack Romberg and St. John’s Dave Killeen. Almost 70 gatherings (and so many friendships) later, we’ll say goodbye to Jack as he heads to NYC. Help us send him off in style with a topic of his choice. You’ll find out the topic on April 5 exactly when The Squad does!
In a biographical telling of Jackie Robinson who wore jersey #42 throughout his Major League career, the film 42 tells the story of the first black baseball player in the MLB.
Universities have long been experienced as a place where the ideals of free inquiry and deliberative democracy are embodied – even as the paragon of these values. But in recent years, colleges across the nation have become front-page news for alarming instances of censoring voices and protests escalating when two ideas come into conflict.
Eat Lunch. Get Swag. “…You and I ought not to die until we have explained ourselves to each other.” — From John Adams end-of-life letters to lifelong political foe Thomas Jefferson
Early legislators came to work “in the spirit of avowed misunderstanding, without the smallest wish to agree.” Jefferson’s solution? He invited diverse lawmakers to dinner and was widely credited with saving democracy. Maybe we can too?