Events

Won't You Be My Neighbor
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 1:00pm to Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 2:30pm

Studies show that neighbors interact much less than in previous decades. This has been theorized as a kind of side effect of modern life and the result of technology, limits on attention, and in some instances, differences in cultural concepts of what it means to be neighborly. Join facilitator Jen Mitas in this conversation that asks, How do you interact with your neighbors? How do you feel about those relationships? How might you improve or change these relationships in order to make a positive impact on the places you live? This conversation is a chance to reflect on one’s own role in the social networks that make up the places we live, and to complicate clichés about neighborliness that may be unconsciously rooted in the mid-twentieth century ideal of the American suburb.

 

Location:
South End Conference Room M211
Office of Academic Innovation
Smith Memorial Student Union M209