November 8th: Listening, Love, and Citizenship with the PACH team


Aline and Leo Jacobsohn Foundation Lecture

Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

On the one-year anniversary of the presidential election, join us for a panel discussion exploring how the United States became such a fractured society. What forces divided our country into separate enclaves, populated by citizens who read different newspapers and blogs, watch different television stations, and live in different neighborhoods and states? What are the basic skills of citizenship that have eroded in our country? How can we learn to listen to one another and love one another to become responsible citizens?

Join noted leaders, educators, and psychologists for this timely panel discussion, followed by an author reception and book signing.



  • Carol Gilligan, University Professor of Humanities and Applied Psychology, NYU; author of In A Different Voice and Joining the Resistance
  • Niobe Way, Professor of Applied Psychologyat NYU and Founder of the Project for the Advancement of Our Common Humanity (PACH); author of Everyday Courage: The Lives and Stories of Urban Teenagers and Deep Secrets: Boys’ Friendships and the Crisis of Connection
  • Khary Lazarre-White, Executive Director and Co-founder, Brotherhood / Sister Sol; author of Passage
  • Alisha Ali, Associate Professor of Applied Psychology, NYU; co-editor of Silencing the Self Across Cultures: Depression and Gender in the Social World and The Crisis of Connection: Causes, Consequences, and Solutions
  • Moderator: Dr. Sarah Sayeed, Senior Advisor, Community Affairs Unit, NYC Mayor’s Office; former Director of Community Partnerships for the Interfaith Center of New York

For more information, contact Rabbi Burton L. Visotzky at (212) 678-8989 or