February 1, 2012 | 7pm
First Congregational Church
Phillips -- who earned his Ph.D. in communications, has masters degrees in the humanities, the natural sciences, and in education, and a bachelors degree in government from the College of William & Mary -- is an educator and author as well as a social mover and shaker.
Energized by the initial optimism surrounding Obama's presidency and concerned with the increasingly fierce nature of the partisanship infecting Congress, Phillips' latest project is Constitution Cafe (2011), an effort to engage everyday Americans in constructive dialogue and debate about the nature of our government, the meaning of citizenship and our most important political documents. Phillips draws on our nation's rebellious past to incite meaningful change today.
Sparking social change of a sort that makes our world more thoughtful, inclusive, and connected is nothing new to Phillips, a foremost specialist in the Socratic Method and a seasoned pro-democracy entrepreneur.