Palisadian Moira Shourie Serves as Executive Director
By LILY TINOCO | Reporter
Palisadian Moira Shourie is moving on from her position of board chair of Zócalo Public Square and she will now serve as executive director.
Founded in 2003, the mission of Zócalo Public Square is to connect people to ideas and each other by examining essential questions in an accessible, broad-minded and democratic spirit, according to the organization’s website. Zócalo also seeks to create a welcoming intellectual space and engage a new and diverse generation in the public square. The organization accomplishes this by convening events and publishing ideas journalism.
The Zócalo Book Prize celebrates a U.S. nonfiction book that enhances an understanding of community.
Amid Safer at Home Orders, Zócalo has continued to connect its audience through live-streamed events—with the goal of “connecting people to ideas and to each other” and of “engaging a new and diverse generation in the public square,” according to a press release.
This year’s 10th annual Book Prize Lecture was streamed online Wednesday, May 20.
Zócalo Public Square will host the event “How Can Humans Co-exist With Monster Wildfires?” on July 16.
For more information and upcoming events, visit zocalopublicsquare.org.
Editor’s note: A previous version of this story noted Krist Novoselić as taking over the position of board chair. Novoselić has since resigned from the position, so references have been removed from the story.
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