How do we identify ourselves today?

For many of us, it is as a member of a “tribe,” as a member of a political party. This, in turn, has led to a growing polarization as the political divide in the United States, and in many other countries worldwide, has grown.

How is it that politics has become our identity, and what has been the role of polarization in our society and in how we govern at all levels?

Henrik Schatzinger. Associate Professor of Politics and Government, Chair of Politics and Government Department

Henrik Schatzinger, associate professor of Politics and Government at Ripon College, will address this phenomena at the Saturday, Oct. 7 meeting of the Green Lake County Dems & Friends at the Caestecker Public Library in Green Lake. The meeting, which starts at 10 a.m., is open to the public.

Schatzinger is chair of the school’s Politics and Government Department and a co-director of tits Center for Politics and the People and will explain why this polarization is happening, how it affects us, and suggest ways we can move beyond it.

The Green Lake County Dems & Friends meets the first Saturday of the month at the Caestecker library. All meetings are free and open to the public and guests. Refreshments are served.