White Light Conversation

Our Humanity: Past, Present, and Future

Saturday, November 5 from 4:00 to 5:30 pm

In an increasingly fractious world, open discourse is more essential than ever. John Schaefer, host of WNYC’s Soundcheck and New Sounds, guides this free discussion featuring a multidisciplinary group of esteemed thinkers and theorists, including paleoanthropologist Alison S. Brooks and theologian Pamela Cooper-White, who will explore the commonality inherent in the human condition and examine the qualities that unite and elevate us. Through the lenses of evolution, psychology, religion, and art, this panel will provide fresh insight into the age-old question, “What makes us human?”

John Schaefer, moderator
Panelists include Alison S. Brooks, paleoanthropologist; Pamela Cooper-White, theologian; Chris Abani, author; and David Chalmers, philosopher
  • Free seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.