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Lew Feldstein lecture!

Lew Feldstein lecture!

Franklin Tomorrow is pleased to announce its upcoming lecture…

"Social Capital: The Value of an Involved Community" by Lew Feldstein, President of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and co-author of Better Together: Restoring the American Community.  The lecture will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 6 from 7-9 a.m. at the Williamson Co. Rec. Center.  The event is free of charge and open to the public.

Sponsors of the event are ParkTrust and BancorpSouth.

Mr. Feldstein will be signing copies of his book, Better Together, at Landmark Booksellers in downtown Franklin from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 5.

The central premise of social capital is that social networks have value. Social capital refers to the collective value of all "social networks" [who people know] and the inclinations that arise from these networks to do things for each other ["norms of reciprocity"].

The term social capital emphasizes not just warm and cuddly feelings, but a wide variety of quite specific benefits that flow from the trust, reciprocity, information, and cooperation associated with social networks. Social capital creates value for the people who are connected and – at least sometimes — for bystanders as well. Social capital positively impacts individual lives, businesses, schools, governments, and entire communities.

For more information on the lecture, contact Patrice Mayo at 794-0998 or  To learn more about social capital, visit