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The USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study

Love your neighbor as yourself, otherwise known as the “golden rule,” is a universal maxim: it is present in virtually all religious traditions and many ancient philosophical teachings. Its reach is multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, trans-historical, and humanistic. Yet, our neighbor we hate. Our neighbor we exclude. Our neighbor we denigrate. Our neighbor we accuse. Our neighbor we kill. How can we reinvigorate the sense of community and connection that the concept of a neighborhood promises?

For this special Trojan Family Weekend Polymathic Pizza session, Professors Karen Tongson and Viet Thanh Nguyen will guide and challenge us in an exploration of what neighbor and neighborhood can and should mean, both locally and globally.

DATE | TIME: Thursday, October 7 | 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

WHERE: Harman Academy, Doheny Memorial Library, room 241


Oct 07 2021
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