Grinnell-in-Philadelphia: Lunch & Discuss 

Did you love the great conversations you would have at Grinnell? Do you still enjoy diving in and learning more about a topic? 

If so, grab your lunch and join your fellow greater-Philadelphia-area Grinnellians for a biweekly virtual "Lunch & Discuss" session. Every other Thursday at noon, gather with local Grinnellians on Zoom to discuss a topic chosen by that session's alumni host. A few days before the lunch, the host will email the links of a few related articles for the group to read in advance of the conversation. The host and topic changes for each session so there is always something new to learn and talk about!

Check back as we will add the new session soon after the previous session has past. 

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Thursday November 19
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

hosted by Dave Robertson '87

12–1 p.m. ET

Increasingly Americans are finding their news in different places and through differing methods and it is becoming more challenging for many people to distinguish between truth and fiction in what they hear. How does information stratification increase the sense that Americans are living in "different realities?" How can fake news be combated if a person doesn't know it's fake?

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Online registrations for this event are now closed. Please call to register at 866-850-1846.
Thursday December 3
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Hosted by Visiting Assistant Professor Elliot Ratzman

12–1 p.m. ET

More than half of Trump supporters report that they believe in the claims of the Qanon movement. The rise of Qanon tells us a lot about how religious ideas spread, the lure of secret knowledge, how a community makes meaning out of cryptic signs, and what happens to believers when prophecy fails. In this session, we'll discuss how the study of religion can illuminate these political myths.

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