Many of us may feel disconnected, disheartened, or anxious about the state of our country – and yet at the same time, we feel a hopeful sense of possibility. Gathering together, reckoning with others, and committing to live like citizens are powerful ways for us to build civic muscle so that we can create that better future together.
That’s where Civic Saturday comes in.
Civic Saturday is a civic ritual – a place to come together in civic community, be inspired and encouraged to reflect and connect, and create new civic traditions that are joyful and communal. It reminds us that we aren’t alone and that we can and must take part in shaping the future of our communities and country.
Join Civic Nebraska on Zoom at 11 am CST on Saturday, Jan. 22, for Nebraska’s latest Civic Saturday (register here). The theme is Wishing Well and will center on finding clarity to act amid a landscape increasingly shaped by fear. Wishing Well will be Civic Nebraska’s eighth Civic Saturday gathering dating back to December 2019. See archives of all of our gatherings here.
What happens at Civic Saturday? Those who gather hear poetry and readings of civic texts, plus music they can sing along to; they share thoughts and ideas, and hear a “civic sermon” from Steve Smith of Lincoln, a national Civic Saturday Fellow. Participants also break into “Civic Circles” to talk and listen in small groups.
Most of all, Civic Saturday brings friends and strangers together to nurture a spirit of shared purpose. It’s a place to connect around the values and practices of being an active citizen and to build relationships and create new civic traditions that are joyful and communal.
Let’s start 2022 off strong – register to join us Jan. 22!