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Carolyn Chen Pre-Event Fellowship Reception

December 13, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us for a reception prior to Carolyn Chen’s program. We will enjoy refreshments in the Library Lounge as we prepare ourselves to hear Carolyn share her experiences. Volunteers are welcome to come right at 5:30 for some small bites and a drink before helping with the event!

Please RSVP below or email Jane Manning Hyatt at converse1993@hotmail.com.

Carolyn Chen spent more than five years in Silicon Valley, conducting a wealth of in-depth interviews and gaining unprecedented access to the best and brightest of the tech world. The result is a penetrating account of how work now satisfies workers’ needs for belonging, identity, purpose, and transcendence that religion once met. In observing the work culture of Silicon Valley, Carolyn Chen shares a cautionary tale for the rest of America: when we surrender our time, our identities, or resources, and even our traditions to the service of work, we don’t invest in building sustaining institutions and traditions that nurture community identity, and purpose outside of work.

Carolyn, a sociologist, is associate professor of ethnic studies at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of Getting Saved in America (Princeton) and the coeditor of Sustaining Faith Traditions. She lives in Kensington, California.

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December 13, 2022
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Calvary Presbyterian Church
2515 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA 94115 United States
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