|How Can We Make Good Things Happen? A Socratic Conversation|
Uploaded by: Jennifer Govan
Pockets: Gottesman Libraries' Education Program, Socratic Conversations
Tags: Altruism, community service, Education Program, IdealistNYC, Socratic conversations
Description/Abstract: This Socratic conversation will probe new support to successfully implement your best ideas for helping other people. Let us discuss:
What have you ever wanted to do, to help or fix something in our world?
Why haven't you done it?
What would have helped you to do it?
How can you better support others (colleagues, students, friends) to realize their best ideas?
Please join us to share your hopes, experiences, thoughts, and reflections.
A new movement started by IdealistNYC.org is currently piloting a way to enable great ideas to happen based on these three convictions:
1. All people can lead free and dignified lives.
2. Every person who wants to help another has the ability to do so.
3. No opportunities for action or collaboration should be missed or wasted.
To implement this vision, IDEALIST is in the process of developing a network of connectors: people, organizations, and resources. The project is independent of any government, political ideology, or religious creed. The work is guided by the common desire of members and supporters to find practical solutions to social and environmental problems, in a spirit of generosity and mutual respect. Lindy Uehling, a veteran and valued member of the Socratic Conversations, is involved and will help facilitate this session.
Two videos available on-line provide background:
6-minute video and a more, detailed 35 minute video.
These highly-participatory conversations with fellow students are moderated by Ronald Gross, author of Socrates' Way and Co-chair of the University Seminar on Innovation in Education. They are part of a year long series of Socratic Conversations hosted by the Gottesman Libraries (see TC Today, Winter 2010, p. 65).
Where: Second Floor Salon
Next Session: Thursday, 2/2, Topic: TBA