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The Civically Engaged Citizen

October 21, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Hugh Grefe

1:30 – 3:30 pm, Thursday

Oct. 21 – Nov. 11 (4 weeks)

This class gets its title from a book focused on the idea of community. What does it mean to be engaged in our community? Giving or serving, leading or associating? How do we encourage people to engage together on community matters? What can we learn by reflecting on the writings of commentators, poets, business leaders, and artists? This is your invitation to join the discussion addressing thought provoking questions. This class began in the fall semester, but you are welcome whether or not you participated last semester. During the coming semester we will read and discuss selections focused on Giving.

The Civically Engaged Reader is a collection of more than forty provocative and diverse readings that range across literature, philosophy, and religion. These selections invite reflection on all kinds of civic-minded activities from authors ranging from Aristotle to Maya Angelou and Benjamin Franklin to Andrew Carnegie. Over four semesters, we will read different sections of this book. Published by the Great Books Foundation, the book is available for purchase through the Lifelong Learning office for $25.

Facilitator Hugh Grefe earned a Master of Arts in History at the University of Toledo and has served in a variety of senior staff and board roles in the greater Toledo community. In 2002 he was awarded a Fannie Mae Foundation Fellowship for the Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

For more information, contact Lifelong Learning Coordinator Dr. Laura Megeath at or 419-824-3707.


October 21, 2021
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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