The Salon - "Tribalism - What Is It? How Does It Affect Us?"

September 23, 2016  |  1:30PM - 3PM  |  Bainbridge Public Library  |  Free.

The Salon: A Forum for Conversation

The Bainbridge Public Library hosts a monthly discussion group. It meets on the 4th Friday of the month from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. The Salon is for men and women who enjoy stimulating conversation and wish to learn from others in civil dialogue. Topics will vary, but the mode will be general interest subjects that impact the public. The Salon conversations will be energizing, fun, and thought provoking.  Next up is:

Tribalism — What Is It?  How Does It Affect Us? 

In pre-modern time, the word "tribe” was used to identify a group of distinct people in faraway lands or ancient times, dependent on the land for their livelihood, self-sufficient and not integrated into the national society. By 2016, "tribe” had been converted into "social group”, still defined and described by group members’ behaviors and attitudes. The behavior that stems from loyalty to one’s own tribe can meet members’ needs well while at the same time markedly disrupt the perceived well-being for members of "other” tribes. Join us as we discuss  the ramifications of an ever-changing social/cultural environment in our nation and Bainbridge Island.

The BPL Salon meets on Friday, September 23, 2016 at 1:30PM. We’ll be in the large conference room on the main floor of BPL. Civil discourse is the norm. Click below for a reading that may stimulate your thinking about this month’s topic: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/02/opinion/identity-politics-run-amok.html?mwrsm=Email 

and http://bigthink.com/risk-reason-and-reality/how-tribalism-overrules-reason-and-makes-risky-times-more-dangerous   (This link sometimes works and sometimes doesn’t. If not, go to bigthink.com and search "tribalism” and you’ll get it.)

More about "The Salon"

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1270 Madison Ave N
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
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