Weekly Feature

2017-04-19 / Business

Daemen College to host reading, discussion series

Daemen College will host a reading and discussion series on civic engagement that will be based on the writings of some of the most renowned authors in philosophy, literature and religion.

“The Civically Engaged Reader” program, sponsored by Humanities New York, will be offered from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays from April 25 to May 16 in Daemen’s Business Building, 4380 Main St., Snyder.

Discussions on civic engagement and community service will reflect on an anthology of short readings drawn from published works by a range of authors, including Jane Addams, Aristotle, Bertolt Brecht, Andrew Carnegie, Toni Morrison and Pablo Neruda.

Participants will be provided books for their use while in attendance at each event.

According to a press release, facilitator Maureen Millane, associate vice president for community engagement, will lead the discussions on each author’s insights on the importance and impact of service in our communities.

“The program is designed to engage area residents in facilitated and insightful discussions on civically engaged activity and its significance in improving the quality of life in our communities,” Millane said in the press release.

“At Daemen, civic engagement and service learning is a key part of the college experience, and the focus of this program reinforces the importance of these efforts.”

There is no cost to attend the reading and discussion program.

Pre-registration is required for participants to receive reading materials in advance of the discussion.

To pre-register, contact Michelle Thompson at 839-8334 or email mthompso@daemen.edu.

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