FRIDAY NIGHT SALON

MARCH 9 and MAY 11
6:30 – 8:00 pm; 6:00 pm Reception

In his little book Conversation, Theodore Zeldin expresses hope for a “New Conversation” in the 21st century: “Mere personal advancement or respectability can no longer be the main purpose of conversation. What is missing from the world is a sense of direction, because we are overwhelmed by the conflicts which surround us…. I should like some of us to start conversations to dispel that darkness, using them to create equality, to give ourselves courage, to open ourselves to strangers, and most practically, to remake our working world, so that we are no longer isolated by our jargon or our professional boredom.” Zeldin’s words are a fair description of what we aim for in our Friday Night Salons: civil discourse during which we listen and speak seriously and give one another the benefit of the doubt.

Moderated by Dr. J. Larry Allums