The Village Square Toxic polarization and conflict is exhausting. Whether it’s in your family, at work or in our perpetually acrimonious civic life, it’s like a suitcase full of big ole rocks we lug around while we try to get the usual tasks of life done. Columbia University’s Peter T. Coleman brings us deep wisdom informed by a life in scholarship that leaves us more hopeful about overcoming our divisions than the usual fare. Know that when we listen to Peter, we do cartwheels of joy — and who doesn’t need joy right about now?

This program is part of the multi-year series presented by Florida Humanities in partnership with The Village Square: “UNUM: Democracy Reignited.” The series explores the past, present and future of the American idea — as it exists on paper, in the hearts of our people, and as it manifests in our lives.  Find the full series online here.