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Greenpoint Ben Franklin Circle: Silence

  • Word Bookstore 126 Franklin Street Brooklyn, NY, 11222 United States (map)

Join us for our first discussion on how virtues apply to our modern life. This is part of a year long series. We meet monthly to discuss civic participation and ethics on a personal level in the modern age.

The Ben Franklin Circles reflects a shared commitment to fostering civic participation, open dialogue, and ethics-based leadership. Now, almost 300 years later, the Ben Franklin Circles are revisiting and redefining these virtues—as tools to enrich our own lives and our communities today. BFC is a collaborative project of 92nd Street Y (92Y), the Hoover Institution, and Citizen University.

The 13 Virtues: temperance / silence / order / resolution / frugality / industry / sincerity / justice / moderation / cleanliness / tranquility / chastity / humility.

Founding father, master inventor: Benjamin Franklin was also a pioneer of self-improvement. In 1727 Franklin formed the Junto, a weekly mutual-improvement club made up of individuals with an array of interests and skills. 

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Earlier Event: October 1
The Soulful Supper