May 1, 2012 > California Reads author event
California Reads author event
Submitted By Sally Thomas
On Wednesday, May 2 at 6 p.m., the library will host Christopher Phillips, bestselling author of "Constitution Cafe: Jefferson's Brew for a True Revolution." California Reads, a new program of Cal Humanities, provides a springboard to think about and discuss ideas about democracy, including how California residents can strengthen our democracy.
Called the "Johnny Appleseed of Philosophy," Christopher Phillips has set out to engage Americans in discussions surrounding our must fundamental rights and freedoms. His latest book, "Constitution Cafe: Jefferson's Brew for a True Revolution," illustrates the power and promise of democracy, using the extra-ordinary conversations of ordinary citizens to re-animate the founding ideas and documents of this country. Americans of all stripes are encouraged to grapple with how they would sculpt the United States Constitution if they could start from scratch. Phillips' bestselling book "Socrates Cafe" has helped form Socrates Cafe groups around the world.
Bestselling Author Christopher Phillips
Wednesday, May 2
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Hayward Main Library
835 "C" Street, Hayward