|Common Ground: Civic Engagement & Voting (Community Conversation)|
Event Type: Adult Education|
Age Group(s): Adults, Teens, Parents
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
Are you interested in sharing your thoughts about some of the toughest issues facing our country—as well as listening to the opinions of your neighbors and friends? Then join us for Common Ground, a series of community conversations hosted by the White Plains Public Library and the League of Women Voters of White Plains.
People of all viewpoints are welcome to participate, and we are committed to creating an atmosphere that is safe for everyone who attends. It will be a place to share experiences, opinions, and solutions to understand how people in our area are actually affected by the policies, issues, and events that we hear about in the news and media.
We believe that together, we can reach across what divides us to create Common Ground. We will use the World Café model to structure our conversation. Participants will be split up into small groups and paired with a table captain, who will help keep the discussion on track. We will mix the groups up a few times during each event, to maximize the number of people who interact with each other. There will be time for both dialogue and reflection.
3rd Thursday of every month September 2018 – May 2019
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
September 20: Immigration & American Identity
October 18: Civic Engagement & Voting
November 15: Transgender Rights
December 20: Insiders & Outsiders in Our Society
January 17: Race & American Society
February 21: Economic Inequality
March 21: Sexual Misconduct
April 18: Food Justice & the Environment
May 16: Healthcare
Location: Community Room
Contact: Ben Himmelfarb
Contact Number: 914-422-6980
Presenter: B. Himmelfarb