Wisdom: The quality of having experience, knowledge, good judgment
Wising Up: Easier Said Than Done, Easiest Done Together
SPRING DISCUSSION GROUP 2024
Constellations of Immigration, Citizenship, & Belonging
Saturday, March 16
Using selections from the Wising Up anthology, Complex Allegiances: Constellations of Immigration, Citizenship & Belonging, we invite people to join us in a discussion about immigration and belonging—particularly those who have immigrated, emigrated, or have lived as expats for substantial periods of time. Why do we come, stay, go, commit, 'Americanize' or 'de-Americanize'? Where do we belong? How and when do these experiences of immigration—and expatriation—expand, or contract, our sense of community and inclusion?
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WISING UP ZOOM DISCUSSION GROUPS
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Wisdom: The quality of having experience, knowledge, good judgment Wising Up: Easier Said Than Done, Easiest Done Together
Several times a year, we focus on a specific Wising Up Anthology and discuss selected readings from it. People are invited to attend any, or all, of the sessions they find of interest—and to bring a friend.
Three years ago, having published our seventeenth Wising Up Anthology, we thought it would be interesting to develop a network of readers across the country who would enjoy exploring together, in real time, some of the major themes we focus on in our anthologies: psychological and social resilience, social justice, immigration and belonging, pluralism in families, illness and meaning, creative aging.
In particular, we wanted to explore how our sense of community shifts when, for a brief while, we take, a musing, reflective stance—even with very charged subjects. What happens when we seek to understand rather than persuade, when we realize that we are all, with all our differences, equally responsible for finding what unites us?
Since then, we have enjoyed numerous successful discussions. Participants leave enlivened, having met new people, gained new insights in ways they wouldn't otherwise. We have as well! We look forward to having you join us.
Our books are available from most internet booksellers. If bought from our bookstore for this purpose, books are $16.50, including tax and shipping. Electronic versions of the anthologies can be purchased directly from Amazon or Apple for $5 and are available immediately. There is no charge for the groups themselves.
If you want to buy from our bookstore, include your mailing address and phone number and the titles you want to buy and that they are for WUP Discussions and we will send you an electronic invoice at the discount rate you can pay through PayPal, credit card, or by check.