Virtues of Place: Wendell Berry and Rural Kansas
Date: Monday, April 29, 2019
125 W. Cooper
Sterling, KS 67579
Director of Ecosphere Studies, Aubrey Streit Krug will be part of a panel discussion at Sterling College inspired by Wendell Berry’s writing on place and community, to further discussion about education in rural Kansas.
The program will include a panel, lecture, and two book discussions. Book discussions will occur at 10 a.m. on both March 30 and April 27, at the Sterling Free Public Library. The symposium will take place on April 29 with a panel at 4 p.m. in Cornerstone and lecture at 7 p.m. in Heritage Hall on the Sterling College campus.
Educators, farmers, environmentalists, and other individuals involved in agriculture and public service are specifically encouraged to attend. The event is open to the public. The events are intended to challenge people to consider what their places and communities need from them, how they might serve their places and communities, and what particular narratives and images of ecological and human flourishing will inspire them to lead healthy, ethical lives. People involved in this program will gain exposure to theories of place and community and learn from each other about living, teaching, serving, and learning in rural Kansas.