Athena’s Accommodation: Can a City Heal?

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The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, in collaboration with Big D Reads, invites you to an event focused on Jim Schutze’s book, The Accommodation.  This work focuses on events in the explosive racial history of the city of Dallas.  The Dallas Institute event, called Athena’s Accommodation, will seek to place The Accommodation in dialogue with an ancient Greek tragedy, Aeschylus’s Oresteia. Each text concerns the possibility of a city’s recovery from a painful history of intergenerational trauma. There will be a discussion in which we – together – seek the wisdom of Athena in our own attempt to transcend – to some degree– the injuries of the past.  Panelists will include Lee Cullum, Justin Moore, and Rabbi Nancy Kasten.


For the Oresteia, please use the free translation available online from the Center for Hellenic Studies at the following links:
Libation Bearers

The Accommodation is available as an ebook here.

(Click on the dropdown box that says Hardcover, to choose from the following alternatives: ebook, or audiobook. Physical copies are in short supply.)

Alternatively, visit:

Interabang Books
5600 W. Lovers Lane #142
Dallas, Texas 75209


  • Dallas Institute’s Stroud House, 2723 Routh Street.
  • Dallas Institute’s Nancy Cain Marcus Conference Center, 2711 Routh Street.

Date: Wednesday, April 6


  • 5:30-6:30 PM Welcome reception at Stroud House
  • 6:30-6:45 PM transition to Nancy Cain Marcus Conference Center
  • 6:45-8:00 PM Introductions and Panel Discussion at Nancy Cain Marcus Conference Center

Cost: $10/person

Maximum Capacity: 100 people (First come, first served)

Register: Click Here