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A Great Read! Book Discussion Group
A Great Read! Book Discussion Group

Sat, Jan 22


Clarion Performing Arts Center

A Great Read! Book Discussion Group

Like to read? Like to share your thoughts ?

Time & Location

Jan 22, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Clarion Performing Arts Center, 2 Waverly Pl, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA

About the Event

Join Clifford Louie, who has been managing and leading book discussion groups at the Anza and the Richmond public libraries for over 12 years.  He will introduce and lead discussions at the Clarion on "short" non-fictional and fictional readings of all sorts of topics. By "short," he means readings that are essays, short stories, and excerpts from books about 5-40 pages long.

For this session, "Lifeboat Ethics: The Case Against Helping the Poor" by Garrett Hardin will be discussed.  The link to the essay is Lifeboat Ethics: the Case Against Helping the Poor (

The premise is, if you have a lifeboat that has 50 people, its capacity is 60, and 100 people are swimming in the ocean, how do you choose 10 people from the 100?

The essay should yield a spirited discussion!

You can sign up on Eventbrite, or contact by email or text Clara at or (415) 244-1317 

Cliff at  or (415) 750-1786

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