Sep 17, 2014 · 6:30 PM
Paula & Ben's Home
We are likely to encounter panhandlers in Silicon Valley. What's the ethical response? How do we balance our caring impulse to offer a bit of money with our skepticism that the money will be used for something we value, like food, rather than something we don't value, like drugs? Does it matter how the beggar is dressed or their age? Does a child with the beggar make a difference? Does it make a difference to buy food for them instead of giving money? What do you do when you encounter a panhandler and what makes your action ethical?
This follows up on our discussion of homelessness and poverty in Silicon Valley.
Join us and bring a couple of bucks for the basket and Second Harvest Food Bank, if you wish to contribute.
We serve soup at 6:30. The discussion starts at 7:30.