Forum on American Society Takes Place Tonight

Alameda Public Affairs Forum presents author and philosopher Richard Lichtman today–Saturday, Feb. 9–at the Alameda Main Library. Lichtman will lead a discussion on American society and its challenges in the wake of the killings in Newtown, Conn.

The guest speaker will focus on the ideas of psychoanalyst Erich Fromm (who wrote “The Sane Society”) and how they can be applied to understanding acts of violence today, as well as to socio-economic inequality and feelings of hopelessness. He will also discuss alternative views, such as those of Martin Luther King, Jr., and others who have fought for hope and a new America.

Visitors are invited to come to the library at 6:30 on Saturday with snacks to share and to socialize. The discussion will go from 7 to 9 p.m., with donations requested at the door. For more information, call 510-814-9592 or go to its website.

Janet Levaux