The Fourth of July can bring up lots of conflicting feelings: how are we supposed to be patriotic when our country is so full of challenges and contradictions? It’s time for a better way to observe Independence Day.
With the Fourth of July Gathering Guide, you’ll spend this holiday doing something meaningful and activating. You’ll create an intentional space for reckoning with America’s complexities, repairing wrongs, and recommitting to living like a powerful citizen. Based on the nation-wide “Civic Saturday” model, your gathering will help you strengthen your belief that it matters to show up and take responsibility. Whether you have five minutes by yourself or an hour with friends, you can use the music, poetry, texts, and discussion prompts in this guide to spark reflection and action. Turn this Fourth of July into something you can be proud of!