Civic Saturdays

What is Civic Saturdays?

In a time of deep anxiety, disconnectedness, and political polarization, people need a place to come together in civic community—in a room, face-to-face—to reflect on and rededicate ourselves to the values and practices of being a contributing member in civic life within the United States. Civic Saturday began in Seattle, and is now in over 30 cities across the country.

Civic Saturday gathers friends and strangers together to nurture a spirit of shared purpose. At the gathering we connect around the values and practices of being an active citizen, reckon with and reflect on our nation’s creed, and build relationships that create new civic traditions that are joyful and communal.

Starting in February, Civic Saturday gatherings will be hosted at numerous Memphis Public Library Branches. You can check this webpage for updated dates.

Join us Saturday April 25th at 1PM on YouTube as Shamichael Hallman shares thoughts on how social solidarity in this moment might help us imagine and work towards a new normal. Watch live!

Civic Saturday Gatherings @ MPL

These events are indefinitely postponed. Catch the Civic University on YouTube for virtual events.

2/15/2020 North Library
2/29/2020 To Be Determined
3/7/2020 East Shelby Library
3/28/2020 Cordova Library
4/11/2020 To Be Determined
4/25/2020 South Library
5/9/2020 Crenshaw Library
5/23/2020 Raleigh Library
6/13/2020 Hollywood Library
6/27/2020 Randolph Library
7/11/2020 To Be Determined
7/25/2020 To Be Determined
8/8/2020 To Be Determined
8/29/2020 To Be Determined
9/12/2020 To Be Determined
9/25/2020 Cossitt Library*
A Civic Saturday gathering.