Hello friends! What challenging times we are in! We hope that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy and managing to navigate the waters of our current local and global health and economic climate as best as possible. We have created this page in an attempt to keep you abreast of any changes we have made to our community program scheduling due to COVID-19.
At present, a good portion of our April events have been cancelled. However, we will be offering VIRTUAL/ZOOM versions of our Philosophy Workshops on Stoicism and our Helena Philosophy Think & Drink:
- April 9th (7pm – 9pm) — Philosophy Think & Drink (Virtual/Zoom)
- April 18th (10am-12:30pm) — Philosophy Workshop: The Stoic Art of Living — The Ethics of Freedom (Virtual/Zoom)
- April 25th (10am-12:30pm) — Philosophy Workshop: The Stoic Art of Living — Providence and the World (Virtual/Zoom)
Cancelled Events in April
— Our Missoula Think & Drink has been cancelled for the month. Missoula participants are invited to join our virtual/ZOOM Think & Drink with the Helena crew (and others) on April 9th from 7pm-9pm.
— Our “THE ROUGHER SIDE OF HUMOR: HOW FAR IS TOO FAR?” Philosophy Drive-In/Symposium featuring J. Angelo Corlett from San Diego State University has been cancelled due to COVID-19 related travel and large gathering restrictions. We are looking to reschedule this event for the Fall (TBD) and will update our website accordingly as plans develop.
In continued response to COVID-19, we have made the following changes to our events in May.
- May 14th (7pm – 9pm) — Philosophy Think & Drink (Virtual/Zoom)
- May 17th (10am – 12:30pm) — Philosophy Workshop: Animism (Virtual/Zoom)
Cancelled Events in May
— Our Missoula Think & Drink has been cancelled for the month. Missoula participants are invited to join our virtual/ZOOM Think & Drink with the Helena crew (and others) on May 14th from 7pm-9pm.
— Our Helena Philosophy Walk has been cancelled for this month. Please join our VIRTUAL/ZOOM Philosophy Workshop on Sunday, May 17th from 10am-12:30pm where we’ll be covering similar terrain.
“WHAT SAY YOU?”
“What Say You?” is a fun and casual internet-based philosophy in the community activity inspired by our belief that physical distancing need not equate to social distancing.
Each week philosopher Dr. Barry Ferst will share some of his philosophical musings on our Merlin Facebook page and invite readers to comment and discuss.
Think SNL’s “Deep Thoughts by Jack Handy”….only with somewhat more gravity (maybe). Learn more here!
“THE COVID-19 ZONE”
For the past several months, our young philosophers at Cottonwood ALC have been engaged in a Film & Philosophy project inspired by the The Twilight Zone series — a timeless and deeply philosophical classic exploring socially and morally relevant topics. In the past several weeks, COVID-19 has taken our communities by storm, forcing the closure of schools, businesses, restaurants, libraries, transport, and more. In other words….a real time, real world Twilight Zone. In response to this, our young philosophers at Cottonwood ALC have opted to take on COVID-19 in a manner that would make Rod Serling & Socrates proud. Their adaptability, creativity, and resilience is inspiring! Check out what they have planned here!