Rich Harwood: Building Community in Today's World

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Event Details

Rich Harwood, president and founder of The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation and creator of the turning outward practice, will visit Oak Park as part of his yearlong multi-city tour to speak about how communities can get on that more hopeful path. 

At the keynote speech, questions addressed will include:
  • How do we bring people together when it feels like our society is breaking apart?
  • How can we unleash a greater sense of shared responsibility among us?
  • How can we be a part of something larger than ourselves to truly make a difference in our communities?
  • How can we personally find the courage and humility to take such a path?
"People are looking for a trusted voice who can provide a clear path for how to channel their frustrations, energies and aspirations to get on a more hopeful trajectory. We will need to be ruthless in our pursuit of hope in order to rediscover what we share in common and actively build upon it." -- Rich Harwood

Executive Director David J. Seleb explains more about the impact of turning outward in Oak Park in this video.

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Event Type(s): Civic Learning, Learn & Connect
(708) 383-8200

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