In 1986, under the title Of Liberty and Community, syndicated commentator Ellen Goodman observed that “For many of us, liberty isn't just the freedom from repressive authority, but from any authority. Independence isn't a declaration, but a centrifugal force. We often choose isolation, even loneliness...”. That is even more evident now.
The SCI initiative Woburn Arts and Culture Today represents a striving in the opposite direction. It is here and now, a non-commercial and non-competitive alternative to the usual from another place, from another time, for your consumption. It promises to enrich us by expanding access to physical space dedicated to, and assorted capabilities for, our own expressions and celebrations of who and what we are in this place, at this time. This is a valuable consciousness and practice to have and develop!