September 20-21, 2013
Co-Sponsored by the Pomona College Department of Politics, the Pomona College Public Events Committee, the Pomona Student Union, the Henry Salvatori Center for Individual Freedom at Claremont McKenna College, Fieldstead & Company, the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, The American Conservative, and Mr. Norm Hapke
***All Events Take Place at Rose Hills Theater, Smith Campus Center, Pomona College (170 East 6th Street, Claremont, CA)***
When we talk about place and land and community in contemporary America, the conversation is often dominated by talk of small towns and rural landscapes. But a majority of Americans now live in urban and suburban places. So how can people enmeshed in a massive (sub)urban expanse work to cultivate community, steward the land, and live sustainably? What kinds of connections and communities are possible in the contemporary megalopolis? This conference, appropriately held in suburban Los Angeles County, will address these important questions for our time.