Story posted March 05, 2010
Seeking the Common Good, a yearlong series of public events, reflects the role of the Joseph McKeen Center for the Common Good to encourage and support learning and reflection about the meaning of the common good and to increase understanding and dialogue to help address issues of broad public concern.
Its aim is to highlight the ways in which literature helps shape or reflect our views of the common good and how it has had an influence, profound or subtle, on people's lives.
If there's a written text that has changed the way you look at the world, inspired you to action, or informed your academic or professional path, the McKeen Center would like to hear from you.
Alumni interested in sharing their perspectives are asked to select a short passage (approximately 100 words) from a favorite text (fiction or non-fiction book, essay, poem, play, speech, etc.) and send it, along with a digital photograph of themselves, to Janice Jaffe at firstname.lastname@example.org or Shelby Davies at email@example.com.
Please include the title of the text and the author's name.