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The Subtext of Our Texts

Community Conversations


Engage with local experts on the leading issues of the day

How does one act ethically in an era of great global change and upheaval? Can individuals impact climate change, immigration, or smartphones and social media, and if so, does it matter?

The three issues are interrelated. Climate change is already impacting patterns of immigration. Smartphones and the Internet connect people around the world as never before, but at great cost in energy and resources.

Panels and audience will explore the role of the individual in response to climate change, immigration, and social media, taking both a philosophical and practical approach.

Tuesday evenings at 7 pm;  July 10, July 24 and August 7. (By donation)


August 7

The Subtext of Our Texts: Smartphones and Social Media

A frank, intergenerational discussion of the benefits and costs of the revolutions in communications technology and social media that increasingly dominate our lives.

ELIZABETH MACDUFFIE, editor, Meat for Tea

MICHAEL TILLYER, artist, educator, founding director, Anchor House of Artists

And others

Moderator: visual artist and writer RUSSELL STEVEN POWELL

Earlier Event: August 5
StompBox Trio
Later Event: August 12
Northampton Friends Meeting