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“Wonder”: The Challenge of Difference – presented in partnership with Facing History and Ourselves
March 29, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
“Wonder” is a novel that explores friendship, belonging, standing up to injustice, and learning to understand individuals who may be different from us—all with the possibility of viewing events from multiple perspectives. Wonder allows us to grow our capacity for empathy and ask questions about the choices we make in relation to others. On March 29, let’s come together as a town community and explore the following questions: How do we as a community react to difference? How can we build understanding and empathy for those who are different from us? We’ll ground our discussion in themes of empathy, identity, perspective, and the range of human behavior and use poetry, video, and multi-modal discussion strategies to push our thinking. This program is suitable for middle school age youth and adults. Made possible by a partnership of the Friends of the Robbins Library and the Friends of Fox Library. Co-sponsored by the Vision 2020 Diversity Task Group and the Arlington Human Rights Commission.