A Thousand Towns, A Discussion with Dar Williams, Rabbi Brent Spodek & George Mansfield: An Open to the Sky Event
How does a community revive itself and find a path to vitality and prosperity, and do it with fairness to all? The community of Beacon is no stranger to this and finds itself in the advanced stages when progress begins to have impacts that prove the truth of the old saying, “Be careful what you wish for—you might just get it.”
Dar Williams has played and stayed in literally hundreds of communities that provided the food for thought that grew into the book, which is subtitled, "A Traveling Musician's Guide to Rebuilding America's Communities--One Coffee Shop, Dog Run, and Open-Mike Night at a Time." She will host a discussion with Rabbi Brent Spodek of BHA and City Council Member and owner of Dogwood, George Mansfield.
Open to the Sky is a reimagining of the ancient Jewish holiday of Sukkot. A sukkah (pronounced sue-kah) is a sand mandala of a building, open to the sky and used for seven days around the time of the fall harvest and then dismantled. It's rickety and tenuous, creating the illusion of permanence and highlighting the impermanence of everything. For more information about the holiday and Open to the Sky, please click here.
All of the programs of Open to the Sky are offered without charge; however, there are (of course) costs associated with the construction and maintenance of this project. If you can help support Open to the Sky with a donation of any size, please click here.