March 20th, 2019
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
About the Junto Club
In 1727, Benjamin Franklin organized a group of friends into a “club of mutual improvement”. The group called itself the Junto (from the Spanish word junta, or assembly) and met first in a tavern and then later in a house, to discuss moral, political, and scientific topics of the day. The members of the Junto were drawn from diverse occupations and backgrounds, but they all shared a spirit of inquiry and a desire to improve themselves, their community, and to help others.
While the concept of the Junto is almost 300 years old, we believe that the idea of bringing people together to learn, share ideas, and conduct a discussion “in the sincere spirit of inquiry after truth, without fondness for dispute or desire of victory” (as Ben Franklin put it) is much needed in our community today. As such, we now have our own Throwback Junto club. Meetings will be held the third Wednesday of every month, here at Throwback Brewery.
The Topic For This Meeting
The topic for this coming meeting will be the US Immigration debate. Here are two suggested articles to read:
- Council on Foreign Relations – US Immigration Debate
- Pew Research -How Americans see illegal immigration, the border wall and political compromise
Topics for subsequent meetings will be decided by the group.
The Ground Rules
We are going to throw it back to model our rules after the original Junto, but with a bit less formality. The rules are:
- We agree to provide a mutually respectful environment
- We agree to respect each other and opinions, even if they are different than our own
- We agree to keep each other mutually accountable for peaceful conversation and learning
For each meeting, we will select a casual facilitator, to help break the ice and keep the conversation moving.
Anyone is welcome, but we ask that you please rsvp by sending an email to [email protected], so that we can reserve the appropriate size table. You can also give us a call at 603-379-2317