Eric Klinenberg “Palaces for the People”



Date(s) - 01/15/2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Eric Klinenberg, author of “Palaces for the People”  7:00 p.m.  Wednesday, January 15th at the Schlafly Branch Library (225 North Euclid Ave. St. Louis, MO 63108)

In the face of increasing political polarization, climate emergencies, and declining civic institutions, renowned sociologist and #1 New York Times best-selling author Eric Klinenberg’s vital, illuminating book PALACES FOR THE PEOPLE: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization,  and the Decline of Civic Life (Broadway Books; September 10, 2019) reveals how we can find common purpose through the places that form the foundation of our neighborhoods.

His provocative book reframes our conception of civic life, arguing that the resilience of our communities rests not on shared values but on shared spaces capable of fostering crucial, sometimes even life-saving connections.  In clear, accessible prose, Klinenberg explains that today’s most pressing issues-crime, education, the opioid crisis, and climate change-can all be addressed with place-based policies, and demonstrates how such policies have been put into effect with great success.

The evening begins with a talk at 7:00 and will be followed by a book signing.  Parking is available at the library.

This event is co-sponsored by the Walker Leadership Institute and the St. Louis Public Library

Press Release   Klinenberg, Palaces for the People  

For more information contact:  Steve Lawler, Director of the Walker Leadership Institute at [email protected] or 314-753-7911.

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