Discussion with Dr. Sarah Stitzlein, Author of "Learning How to Hope"

Thursday, October 10, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Huddleston Hall
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Bruce Mallory

Dr. Sarah Stitzlein will lead a discussion of her most recent book, Learning How to Hope: Reviving Democracy Through Our Schools and Civil Society. Sarah is a Professor of Education at the University of Cincinnati, co-editor of the journal Democracy & Education, and president of the John Dewey Society. She was previously an Assistant Professor of Education at the University of New Hampshire and she is looking forward to sharing her new book with colleagues old and new.

Sarah describes the focus of her book and the talk on Oct. 10 as follows:

American citizens are struggling to hope, leading many to be cynical, check out of democracy, and support authoritarianism. Hope is especially difficult to maintain in politically contentious times. Sometimes we get swept up in it during campaign seasons, only to be let down once the ballot box closes. This talk explains what hope is, why it matters to democracy, and how we can teach it to our citizens. It offers ways to engage in hope that will help to revive democracy during and after the 2020 election.

This event takes place in the Carsey School Graduate Student Lounge, located in G11 on the basement floor of Huddleston Hall. Interested in attending? Please contact Bruce Mallory.

Dr. Sarah Stitzlein, author of Leaning How to Hope: Reviving Democracy Through Our Schools and Civil Society
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