Moderated by Dr. J. Larry Allums
Civil discourse in the U.S. seems as endangered as any species in the wild, and the need is urgent and very real for sanctuaries in which both listening and speaking are honored. The Institute’s Friday Salon is one such sanctuary, inviting anyone in for genuine conversation—that quaint, old-fashioned activity—about topics that range from art to zombies, that is, anything touching our culture. Salon members are delighted to learn from each other in a generous exchange of knowledge and informed opinion–listening to, questioning, agreeing or disagreeing with our fellow interlocutors. As the 2nd century B.C. Roman poet Terence famously said, Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto: “I am human; nothing human is alien to me.” If you want to experience again what is presently endangered, you should join us on the second Fridays of February and April.