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Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 06:00 PM EDT
West Ashley High School in Charleston, SC

Charleston County School District 10 Listening Session


Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 07:00 PM EDT
Enterprise Grange #48 in Richmond, ME

What are American Values: A Make Shift Coffee House Conversation

What are American Values? What does America stand for? What does it mean to be patriotic? Or unpatriotic? This interactive event will discuss these and related questions to help us understand one another and the issues - versus debating them. Our purpose is to understand each other's views about American values and where those views come from.

As with all Make Shift Coffee Houses, this will not be a debate. We aim to learn about and understand each other’s political views, talk with our neighbors, and enjoy good company.

All are welcome! No advance registration or tickets required.

Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, Undecided…we want to hear from everyone!

Click here for specifics about the format and what it's like to attend a Make Shift Coffee House.

For directions, click on this Google Map.

 


Friday, October 25, 2019 at 06:00 PM PDT
Google Seattle Office in Seattle, WA

The Black Man Project in Seattle

Last month, filmmaker Brian Ellison, anthropologist Marlon Hall, and sculptor Anthony Suber launched a series of conversations focused on the black male experience in contemporary society called "The Black Man Project." Curated by Hall, the dinner series features a moving sculpture created by Suber with conversation centered around a documentary directed by Ellison, UnMASKulinity, debuting next year.

After a day spent in each community shooting for the film, the organizers host a confluence of 16 men from a variety of backgrounds in a recorded environment of listening and learning. Travis McPhail, the Engineering Lead for Maps SDK at Google, is working alongside the group to help identify men to participate in the discussion.

The group, along with other experts in the arts and education, will create a curriculum to accompany the dinner series aiming to empower communities to continue the conversation long after the dinner is over. According to Mental Health America, Black men are particularly conscious of stigma when it comes to seeking help from an expert such as a psychologist.

The events are hosted by The Black Man Project and funded in part by grants from the John Steven Kellet Foundation and the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.


Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 12:00 PM EDT

Better Angels Red/Blue Workshop (day-long)

Red/Blue Workshops bring together 5-7 Republican or conservative-leaning citizens and 5-7 Democratic or liberal-leaning citizens for a day of structured conversations. Here’s what you can expect to get out of a workshop: Better understand the experiences and beliefs of those on the other side of the political divide. Find areas of commonality in addition to differences. Learn something that might be helpful to you and to others in your community and the nation.

Learn more and register here!


Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 09:00 AM PDT

Better Angels Red/Blue Workshop (day-long)

Red/Blue Workshops bring together 5-7 Republican or conservative-leaning citizens and 5-7 Democratic or liberal-leaning citizens for a day of structured conversations. Here’s what you can expect to get out of a workshop: Better understand the experiences and beliefs of those on the other side of the political divide. Find areas of commonality in addition to differences. Learn something that might be helpful to you and to others in your community and the nation.

Learn more and register here!


Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 12:00 PM CDT

Better Angels Depolarizing Within Workshop

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 workshop teaches participants: How to be more aware of their own "inner polarizer." How to be critical without demonizing, dismissing, or stereotyping large swaths of the population. 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.

Learn more and register here!


Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 01:00 PM EDT

Better Angels Skills Training Workshop

Skills Training Workshops can be done with any size group and any mix of red (conservative) and blue (liberal/progressive) participants. Skills workshops do the following: Provide you with the knowledge of what it takes to have constructive, non-polarizing conversations between people who disagree politically. Give you the chance to practice the skills to have these conversations. Motivate you to have these conversations with people in your social network.

Learn more and register here!


Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 06:00 PM CDT

Longest Table Event - University of Mississippi

The Longest Table welcomes the University of Mississippi community to sit down for a free dinner in a welcoming environment with people they may not know, to foster stronger connections, exchange stories, and share ideas about their community. More details including how to register coming soon!

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Monday, October 28, 2019 at 05:00 PM EDT
West Lafayette Public Library in West Lafayette, IN

Region 4 - Indiana Governor’s Workforce Cabinet to hold Statewide Listening

Governor’s Workforce Cabinet to hold Statewide Listening Tour

Staff from the Governor’s Workforce Cabinet will host a series of listening tour meetings across the State of Indiana in an effort to deliver information regarding the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) 2020 State Strategic Plan. The listening tour will include an overview of the Governor’s Workforce Cabinet, the planning surrounding the development of the state strategic plan, and allow participants to engage in the process. Time will be allotted to discuss barriers Hoosiers are facing, as well as to hear a variety of perspectives from attendees.


Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 03:00 PM EDT

Virtual LRC Conversation on Guns and Responsibility

A 90-minute conversation with optional 30-minute Q & A with hosts. Living Room Conversations offers a simple, sociable and structured way to practice communicating across differences while building understanding and relationships. Typically, 4-7 people meet in person or by video call for about 90 minutes to listen to and be heard by others on one of our nearly 100 topics. Rather than debating or convincing others, we take turns talking to share and learn. No preparation is required.

See the conversation guide and register here!