At the core of a democracy lies conversation.  The ability to talk with one another about the issues before us, to come together and share our many perspectives is a vital aspect of a thriving democratic society.  Discussions grounded in a book can be particularly fertile for productive exchanges – giving everyone in the conversation a common point of reference for examining and articulating their ideas.


Join us for a nation-wide conversation on George Orwell’s 1984 from October 9-15, 2017.


Participants from around the country will gather, online and in local groups, to discuss George Orwell’s novel 1984.  Together we will delve into 1984, a book that raises questions that are at the core of living in a democracy, including the nature of citizenship, the sources of power, and what it takes to be a leader, to be courageous, and to love another human being.  These themes are broad, common to the human condition, and cross all partisan boundaries.