Listening, Love, and Citizenship: Healing the Fractures in American Society

Date: Nov 08, 2017 - Nov 08, 2017

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Sponsor: Public Lectures and Events

Location: JTS

Category: Public Lectures & Events

Listening, Love, and Citizenship

Aline and Leo Jacobsohn Foundation Lecture

Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

Join us for a panel discussion exploring what it means to be a citizen of the United States in today’s fractured society. What are the basic skills of citizenship that have eroded in our country? How can we learn to listen to and love one another to become responsible citizens?

Join noted leaders, educators, and psychologists for this timely panel discussion, followed by an author reception and book signing. 


About the Panelists

  • Carol Gilligan, University Professor of Humanities and Applied Psychology, NYU; author of In A Different Voice and Joining the Resistance
  • Niobe Way, Professor of Applied Psychologyat NYU and Founder of the Project for the Advancement of Our Common Humanity (PACH); author of Everyday Courage: The Lives and Stories of Urban Teenagers and Deep Secrets: Boys’ Friendships and the Crisis of Connection
  • Khary Lazarre-White, Executive Director and Co-founder, Brotherhood / Sister Sol; author of Passage
  • Alisha Ali, Associate Professor of Applied Psychology, NYU; co-editor of Silencing the Self Across Cultures: Depression and Gender in the Social World and The Crisis of Connection: Causes, Consequences, and Solutions
  • Moderator: Dr. Sarah Sayeed, Senior Advisor, Community Affairs Unit, NYC Mayor’s Office; former Director of Community Partnerships for the Interfaith Center of New York

For more information, contact Rabbi Burton L. Visotzky at (212) 678-8989 or