Events Calendar

Book Discussion on Freedom-An Unruly History

Thursday, 03 February, 2022

Book Discussion on “Freedom: An Unruly History”

Feb. 3, 5-6:30 pm, Henkelman Room, Scranton Public Library and via Zoom

Led by Dr. Matt Meyer, University of Scranton Professor of Philosophy

The discussion group will involve excerpted readings of the book, Freedom: An Unruly History, by scholar Annelien de Dijn. The discussion will explore the American founding’s ideas of freedom and how freedom intersects with issues of equality, liberty and citizenship in ways that are relevant for us today from matters of race relations, immigration, and women’s rights to health care, Covid-19, and more.

Participants are encouraged to engage with the text in advance of this event. You can obtain the book at the Scranton Public Library or at the University’s library. In addition, we have made key excerpts available that will be sent to you upon the completion of your registration.

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COVID-19 Protocols: Masks are required indoors regardless of vaccination status.

This event is a collaboration of The University of Scranton and the Scranton Public Library with the support of additional project partner organizations.

This book discussion has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this book discussion do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Carolyn M. Bonacci

Phone: 570-941-4419
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Scranton Public Library and via Zoom

500 Vine Street
Scranton, PA 18509