There is much to care about in our world, our nation and our city. Innumerable among us, are those who care about poverty, nuclear war, racial and ethnic con?ict, human tra?cking, the denial of equal rights and self determination; access to education, employment, healthcare and housing; the right to clean and safe environments and much more. Caring begins as uncomfortableness. Lack of comfort moves us to talk, and from there, to levels of comprehension and action. Issues are rarely resolved once and for all. Most reappear in a di?erent manner and to varying degrees. The cycle of caring repeats, ignited by lack of comfort with the status quo, followed by talking and progressing to creative means to alter circumstances and situations. Is there an issue you would like to discuss? Looking for others and a place for discussion? This course is part of a series focusing on topics revolving around major themes in American public discourse. Let’s examine the need we have to discuss the issues, the role of discussion in human society and identify ways to talk which can lead to creative solutions in personal and in larger social contexts.