Library Community Forum

Freedom: Yours, Mine, and Ours

What does a person need to be “free?”  Freedom has certain conditions beyond being left alone.  Freedom has its rights and responsibilities—and its limits.  “My right to swing my fist ends where your nose begins.”

In her talk, Dr. Sara Rushing, MSU Associate Professor of Political Science, will explore the complex questions around freedom in a democratic society.  As one core value among many, how does freedom relate to questions and concerns about public health, social equality, and justice?  Individually and as a community, how do we grapple with questions of freedom and its conditions?

Sara Rushing’s recent book, The Virtues of Vulnerability: Humility, Autonomy, and Citizen-Subjectivity, was published by Oxford University Press in 2020.  She lives in Bozeman with her family.


Library Community Forums are free and open to everyone. 

They are a Bozeman Public Library program of civic engagement sponsored by the Bozeman Public Library Foundation and offered the 3rd Wednesday of each month, September-May. 

We hope you will join us.

Questions? Contact the Library at (406) 582-2410.

Cost: FREE


This event is over.

Wed. Oct. 20, 2021   noon-1:30pm

Bozeman Public Library
626 East Main Street
Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 570-7752