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Democratic Ideals Book Club - Virtual Meeting this Month

NOTE: this month's meeting will be a "virtual" meeting. Click into the event to get the directions for access.
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To access the May Book Club meeting online:

  • We will use the "Zoom" application to stream the meeting over the internet.
  • Step one: To access the meeting, click this link or copy & paste this into your browser:
  • Step two: Enter the password, which will be emailed the afternoon prior to the meeting. Zoom will prompt you for the password.undefined
  • You will need to download the Zoom app and install it on your computer first. We highly recommend clicking the link prior to the meeting and doing that install, if you don't already have Zoom.  This will take a few minutes. Follow the instructions on the Zoom web page.
  • You will have the ability to turn your microphone on and off during the meeting. You should start the meeting with it muted. Unmute to speak or ask a question.
  • See you online!

This month we will be reading five articles about critical thinking , rather than reading and discussing a book. Jerry Elwood has selected the following list of articles and will lead the discussion. We will explore critical thinking skills from several perspectives. Some articles are short, others are a bit more involved.

  • The Importance of Critical Thinking by Lane Wallace. TheAtlantic, May 2, 2009. Access here.
  • Which Side Are you On? Thinking Critically About Politics: Support an idea, not an ideology, by Christoper Dwyer, PhD. Posted on Psychology Today.  Access here.
  • Critical Thinking: What It Is and Why It Counts, by Peter A Facione, posted on ResearchGate.  Access here.
  • The Role of Critical Thinking in Effective Decision Making, by Brian Denis Egan, posted on GlobalKnowledge. Access here.
  • Brand New Dems?, by Joseph O'Neil, New York Review of Books, May 28, 2020 Issue. Access here.

Hope to see you there "virtually"!

June 9, 2020
6:00 pm
7:30 pm