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Monday, November 04, 2019 at 05:00 PM EST

Region 11 - 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, November 05, 2019 at 07:00 PM EST
Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME

What is the Role of Government in America: A Make Shift Coffee House Conversation

What role should government play at local, state, and a national level?
What is the right size of government?
How should government affect your daily life?
What role should government play in:
Immigration?
Healthcare?
Education?
Climate change?
Social justice?
Business regulation?
Other issues?

In this Make Shift Coffee House we will discuss these and related questions.

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.


Wednesday, November 06, 2019 at 05:00 PM EST

Region 5 & 12 - 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.


Wednesday, November 06, 2019 at 06:00 PM EST
Queens Library at Forest Hills in Forest Hills, NY

Let's Talk Democracy presents: Democracy in Peril

Join us as Michael Krasner, Professor of Political Science at Queens College, returns by popular demand to present Can Democracy Survive? – a 5-week civics series that focuses on the threats to our current democracy and what we can do to defend it. He will cover the benefits and vulnerabilities of democracies in the modern world, highlight those that are under attack today, discuss issues and causes that are weakening our democracy and possible responses to these worrisome trends.  Don’t miss this free, informative journey to empowerment through better understanding of our times. 

ADMISSION IS FREE

www.letstalkdemocracy.org

About Prof. Michael Krasner

Queens College Political Science Professor Michael Krasner is an expert in American government and politics. As co-director of the Taft Institute for Government at Queens College, he works to expand and enhance citizen participation by promoting a better understanding of the political process. 

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Wednesday, November 06, 2019 at 06:30 PM EST

Conversation: “Razia’s Ray of Hope: Girls Education in Afghanistan” with Razia Ja

Founder of a school for girls in Afghanistan, Razia Jan, will be speaking about the school and her efforts to support girls education in Afghanistan. The K-12 girls’ school, the Zabuli Education Center, provides more than 670 girls with free education as well as uniforms, shoes, warm coats, and meals. The Zabuli Education Center is located 30 miles outside of Kabul in Deh’Subz. An Afghan staff of 37 teachers and administrators is supported by a small, US-based foundation team. For more information, contact Joyce Baird, b.joyce.baird@gmail.com.

http://mideast.unc.edu/event/conversation-razias-ray-of-hope-girls-education-in-afghanistan-with-razia-jan/


Wednesday, November 06, 2019 at 06:30 PM EST
Searsmont Town Library in Searsmont, ME

How Do Labels Work For You: A Make Shift Coffee House Conversation

Are your political views different from the labels?

Do you fall in line with political party ideals?

Why are we so quick to label others?

Please join us to explore political labels, stereotypes, and code words; how they help or hinder, and why we use them.

This is one of a series of three Make Shift Coffee Houses planned for the Waldo County area, Maine, USA. The three events are guided by a local committee co-chaired by Independent, Cathy Roberts and Republican, Patty Keyes.

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.

 


Thursday, November 07, 2019 at 07:00 PM EST

Virtual LRC Conversation on 2020 Election - Concerns & Aspirations

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!


Saturday, November 09, 2019 at 10:00 AM EST

Better Angels Skills Workshop – Atlanta, GA

Skills Workshop to bridge the political divide in families and workplace. 

There's a lot of stress these days among family members and friends who are divided politically, and the current polarized public conversation doesn't help. Please join us for a Better Angels Skills Workshop to learn skills for having respectful conversations that clarify differences, search for common ground, and affirm the importance of the relationship.

After a presentation, you will have an opportunity to practice listening and speaking skills. You will practice in a pair with someone of your same political persuasion—red or blue. “Reds” lean conservative and tend to vote Republican. “Blues” lean liberal and tend to vote Democratic. If you fall somewhere in the middle, you can choose a side for purposes of practicing the skills.

Who can come? Anyone interested in having better conversations with people on the other side of the political aisle

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/skills-workshop-to-bridge-the-political-divide-in-families-and-workplace-tickets-75587132147?ref=estw 


Saturday, November 09, 2019 at 10:30 AM EST
Upper Arlington Public Library in Upper Arlington, OH

Better Angels Short-form (3-hour) Red/Blue Workshop – Columbus, OH

Can We the People Talk to Each Other? 

What is a Red/Blue Workshop?

5-8 Republican-leaning citizens (“Reds”) and 5-8 Democratic-leaning citizens (“Blues”) gather together for a half-day or full-day of structured conversations.  Independents are also welcome to attend. We only ask that for the purposes of the workshop they identify as leaning either Red or Blue, or attend as observers.

There are two types of Red/Blue workshops: 3-hour workshops that cover two exercises, and 6-hour plus lunch workshops that cover all four exercises. We recommend that people attend the 6-hour version if possible.

Two moderators, trained by Better Angels, lead the workshop, ensuring that ground rules are followed and that everyone is treated respectfully.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/can-we-the-people-talk-to-each-other-a-better-angels-red-blue-workshop-tickets-72233487305 


Saturday, November 09, 2019 at 01:00 PM EST

Better Angels Short-form (3-hour) Red/Blue Workshop – Naples, FL

What is a Red/Blue Workshop?

5-8 Republican-leaning citizens (“Reds”) and 5-8 Democratic-leaning citizens (“Blues”) gather together for a half-day or full-day of structured conversations.  Independents are also welcome to attend. We only ask that for the purposes of the workshop they identify as leaning either Red or Blue, or attend as observers.

There are two types of Red/Blue workshops: 3-hour workshops that cover two exercises, and 6-hour plus lunch workshops that cover all four exercises. We recommend that people attend the 6-hour version if possible.

Two moderators, trained by Better Angels, lead the workshop, ensuring that ground rules are followed and that everyone is treated respectfully.

Contact George Kotlan (gfkotlan@gmail.com)or Larry McCarthy (larmcfl@gmail.com) for exact location.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/can-we-bridge-the-political-divide-better-angels-redblue-workshop-tickets-59318363823

For more information on Red/Blue workshops, visit https://www.better-angels.org/what-we-do/red-blue-workshops/.