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Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 10:00 AM CST

Listening Sessions For D.P.D. – 5 Year Strategic Plan, District #2

Meet Chief Hall and council-members (District #2 – Adam Medrano) for a discussion on the 5-year strategic plan of the Dallas Police Department. Take a look at the schedule posted below for the listening session in your council district. Please join us.

https://dpdbeat.com/2020/01/06/listening-sessions-for-d-p-d-5-year-strategic-plan-2/


Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 12:00 PM CST

Better Angels Documentary Screening - Allen, TX

Contact Marty Jones (martyjones1128@gmail.com) for more information.  

https://www.better-angels.org/event/documentary-screening-allen-tx/


Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 06:00 PM CST
Lee Chapel AME in Nashville, TN

North Nashville Public Listening Session

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Mayor John Cooper’s Office says it’s hosting a series of listening sessions to get the community’s input on Metro’s transportation planning.

The 11 listening sessions are scheduled for January and February 2020. Davidson County residents can voice their ideas and concerns about the city’s transit and transportation situation.

“The right transportation system is critical for our community,” said Mayor John Cooper. “It will get you to school, to work, to your doctor’s office, and back home. With Nashville’s recent growth, we’re facing new transportation challenges that we must address with intention, transparency, and full participation from residents throughout Davidson County.”

Listening sessions with Metro Council members began in November. The Mayor’s Office says it will issue initial recommendations in late spring of 2020. They’ll release a full transportation plan by the end of September, in “keeping with Mayor Cooper’s pledge to have a new plan by the end of his first year in office.”

Here's a full list of the sessions (click link for additional information):


Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 06:00 PM CST

Listening Sessions For D.P.D. – 5 Year Strategic Plan, District #5

Meet Chief Hall and council-members (Councilmember: District #5 – Jaime Resendez) for a discussion on the 5-year strategic plan of the Dallas Police Department. Take a look at the schedule posted below for the listening session in your council district. Please join us.

https://dpdbeat.com/2020/01/06/listening-sessions-for-d-p-d-5-year-strategic-plan-2/


Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 08:30 AM EST through January 30, 2020

Skills Workshop – Pasadena, MD

Learn skills for having respectful conversations that clarify differences, search for common ground and affirm the importance of maintaining relationships with those on the other side of the political divide. Practice conversation skills in pairs with someone of your same political persuasion. Registration required. Presented by the Better Angels Alliance of Eagan.


Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 12:00 PM EST

Better Angels Skills Workshop-Pasadena, MD

Contact Romey Pittman (romey.pittman@gmail.com) or Keith Kozloff (keith.kozloff@verizon.net) for more information.

https://www.better-angels.org/event/skills-workshop-pasadena-md/ 


Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 06:30 PM EST
United Church of Chapel Hill in Chapel Hill, NC

Better Angels Depolarizing Within Workshop Session 3-Chapel Hill, NC

This workshop consists of four one-hour sessions, January 15, 22, 29 and February 5, 6:30 - 7:30 PM. Attendance at all 4 sessions is very important*. Please register for all four sessions by clicking on "Select a Date" then clicking on a ticket for each of the 4 sessions, then clicking on "Register" (tip - uncheck the box requesting notifications from Eventbrite unless you like to get lots of email)

Much of today’s polarization is driven by how we talk with like-minded people about those on the other side. Too often, we stereotype, dismiss, or ridicule our fellow citizens who support the other political party, its leaders, and its policies. This free, four-week workshop helps participants become more aware of their own "inner polarizer." It teaches how to be critical without demonizing, dismissing, or stereotyping large swaths of the population. And it offers strategies for intervening constructively in social conversations with like-minded peers when these conversations veer into contempt and ridicule for people who hold other political views.

Who can come? Anyone interested in examining their own inner polarization.

Each session will be preceded by a meal at 5:45.pm provided by various volunteer organizations. Workshop participants are invited to jion us for this meal and make a donation to support the cause promoted by the organization providing the meal.

Questions? Contact Jack Denniston at jldenniston3@gmail.com

*If you cannot commit to attending all four sessions, it would be better to wait and plan to attend another Depolarizing Within Workshop in the future.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/better-angels-depolarizing-within-workshop-tickets-78056869197 


Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 07:30 PM EST

Ideas at Work: "America in One Room" and the Future of Democracy

The Center for the Study of Liberty is excited to bring you a LIVE online interview and discussion with the architects of "America in One Room," a ground-breaking experiment conducted in September 2019.

Could our democracy work better if citizens were actually able to think through policy proposals and deliberate?

To explore the possibilities, Professors James Fishkin and Larry Diamond brought together over 500 individuals as a random representative sampling of American voters for a 3-day experience in self-government. The "America in One Room" participants tackled 5 of today's most controversial issues: immigration, healthcare, foreign policy, the environment, and the economy. The entire weekend was covered by The New York Times.

 The results may surprise you and even give you reasons to be optimistic about the future of the "American experiment."

Join us for an exclusive conversation with Professors Fishkin and Diamond as they reveal their findings and share their thoughts on the future of American democracy.

 

Register here for free: https://www.studyliberty.org/20iaw1-america-in-one-room


Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 07:30 PM EST

Ideas at Work: "America in One Room" and the Future of Democracy

Kick off 2020 with a different kind of conversation. Join the Center for the Study of Liberty as we welcome Professors James Fishkin and Larry Diamond of Stanford University for an exclusive Ideas at Work event! We’ll discuss their ground-breaking “America in One Room” experiment, which drew the interest of media outlets like The New York Times, The American Interest, and Vanity Fair. In the fall of 2019, these two researchers brought together a representative sampling of 500 voters from across the country to deliberate on some of the most challenging issues facing our country today: immigration, healthcare, the environment, the economy, and foreign policy. Could this experiment in democracy offer a new vision of “government by the people” at the local, state, and even national level?

 

Tune in for this LIVE online conversation with Drs. Fishkin and Diamond about their findings and what their experiment tells us about the future of democracy in America. The event is free, but advanced registration is required. Register here today.


Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 06:00 PM CST

Nashville- Joelton Public Listening Session

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Mayor John Cooper’s Office says it’s hosting a series of listening sessions to get the community’s input on Metro’s transportation planning.

The 11 listening sessions are scheduled for January and February 2020. Davidson County residents can voice their ideas and concerns about the city’s transit and transportation situation.

“The right transportation system is critical for our community,” said Mayor John Cooper. “It will get you to school, to work, to your doctor’s office, and back home. With Nashville’s recent growth, we’re facing new transportation challenges that we must address with intention, transparency, and full participation from residents throughout Davidson County.”

Listening sessions with Metro Council members began in November. The Mayor’s Office says it will issue initial recommendations in late spring of 2020. They’ll release a full transportation plan by the end of September, in “keeping with Mayor Cooper’s pledge to have a new plan by the end of his first year in office.”

Here's a full list of the sessions (click link for additional information):