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On Optimism

October 8, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us Sunday for a screening of a talk by the late Barbara Ehrenreich “On Optimism”. The film will be approximately 30 minutes after which we will have a discussion. During our discussions on resilience one thing that came out was the societal pressure around a particular type of resilience. Ehrenreich gives a view on Optimism and Toxic Positivity that is unique and sure to provoke a lively discussion.
For those of you asking who was  Barbara Ehrenreich, here is a brief synopsis through Wikipedia:

Barbara Ehrenreich (August 26, 1941 – September 1, 2022) was an American author and political activist. During the 1980s and early 1990s, she was a prominent figure in the Democratic Socialists of America. She was a widely read and award-winning columnist and essayist and the author of 21 books. Ehrenreich was best known for her 2001 book Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, a memoir of her three-month experiment surviving on a series of minimum-wage jobs. She was a recipient of a Lannan Literary Award.

We regret that there will be no children’s program during this service. Children’s programming will return on Sunday, October 15.


October 8, 2023
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Carey McDonald


122 Harris St / Zoom