The September Project in Atlanta
Generally, I’m going to refrain from mentioning posts on my personal blog here, but The September Project seems like a worthy exception to that practice. The September Project is designed to encourage people to come together in public places like local libraries, public parks, and community centers to discuss ideas about democracy, citizenship, and patriotism. September Project activities could include roundtables, discussion groups, and even performances or poetry readings. It’s also important to note that while the events will be non-partisan, they will not be non-political. Definitions of patriotism and citizenship are highly political terms, especially in the current historical moment.
I’m currently working with some colleagues to organize September Project events at Georgia Tech, Emory, and possibly the Carter Center. Right now, I’m still looking for participants and securing locations. If anyone is interested in becoming involved , please let me know. I’ll keep everyone posted as information becomes available.