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THE DEENA M. GROSSMANN MEMORIAL LECTURE IN EDUCATION: A Civil Care: The Public Library in a Time of National Disunion

July 10 @ 1:00 pm

Free with pre-registration

Gratz College Summer Institute 2022 presents:
The Deena M. Grossmann Memorial Lecture: A Civil Care: The Public Library in a Time of National Disunion

Speaker: Andrew Nurkin, Hart Associate Professor of the Practice at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy

The United States in 2022 seems at a point of political and social fracture. Nearly every institution, including the public library, has become a vector for the compounding challenges threatening our democracy. Yet perhaps more than any other institution, libraries offer common ground on which we might begin the long work of creating democracy anew. In a moment when scholars and commentators openly speculate about the possibility of a new civil war, this talk will ask how the public library can help us imagine and bring about a civil care.

This free online program is the keynote opening to the 2022 Gratz College Summer Institute for graduate-level students. It is also open to the public. Pre-registration to receive Zoom link is required.


July 10
1:00 pm
Free with pre-registration


Gratz College


Gratz College
7605 Old York Road
Melrose Park, PA 19027 United States
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