Life at Home in the 21st Century
What is family life today? Most likely very different from the life you knew as a child. Our world is increasingly competitive. We are surrounded and overwhelmed by our possessions, and we have to make appointments to spend time with each other. Does all this give us satisfaction or does it just bring distraction and stress?
On January 27, WPC’s Adult Ministries Food For Thought series will feature Dr. Elinor Ochs, UCLA Distinguished
Professor of Anthropology and Applied Linguistics, presenting findings of a landmark study (http://newsroom.ucla.edu/portal/ucla/trouble-in-paradise-new-ucla-book.aspx) funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and conducted by UCLA’s Center for the Everyday Lives of Families. Dr. Ochs, a member of the American
Academy of Arts and Sciences and recipient of a MacArthur “genius” award and Guggenheim Fellowship, co-directed the study. It holds up a mirror for all of us to the correlations
between home life, materialism, and health, and to the social and psychological meanings of our choices.
In a lively question and answer format, we’ll reflect on what is “the good enough family” and focus on the practical and
spiritual challenges of our daily lives. The program opens at
12 noon in Hoffman Hall, with lunch available for $10.
Childcare will be provided.
Date(s) - Sunday, January 27th, 2013
Westwood Presbyterian Church