We meet monthly to escape shallow, petty talk for a safe harbor to ponder broad, complex yet practical subjects. We expect members to support opinions and use logic in conclusions, but expect all present to keep the meeting FUN for all. We teach, and don't scold. We expect the conversation to move without getting stuck so sometimes, we are forced to “agree to disagree” and move on.
We arrive and parts friends. There are no personal attacks, but each IDEA goes under the microscope. Members agree, others disagree, often with enthusiasm! We have no gates, and no gatekeepers. All are welcome and we tolerate no personal attacks, sarcasm, or even indirect denigration. IDEAS RULE and stand on their own.
Finally, we are “thinkers”, not “doers”. Go forth to take action. Come, join us, participate, learn, exercise your brain, but mostly HAVE FUN.
A Group For Serious Thinkers
April 18 · 7:00 PM
Women's Issues: Are We Making Progress?
Do women have control of their own bodies?
Why is it acceptable to treat women like children who cannot be trusted to make autonomous decisions? States continue to pass... Learn more
March 21 · 7:00 PM
Explore Jeremy Rifkin's ideas: energy policies, climate change, economics
In 2014, Mr. Rifkin's published his latest book, The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism. In... Learn more
February 15 · 7:00 PM
Should We Legalize Marijuana? Just for Medicinal Purposes or Recreation Too?
The following excerpts are from the National Institute on Drug Abuse:
Scientific study of the chemicals in marijuana, called cannabinoids, has led to two FDA-approved... Learn more
January 25 · 7:00 PM
Are We Coddling Young Minds?
The CCC building will be closed[masked] for MLK Day. So we have rescheduled for 1-25-16. Sorry for the confusion.
Are America’s colleges and universities failing to... Learn more
Dec 21, 2015 · 7:00 PM
Should we admit Syrian refugees? What about immigrants from ISIS countries?
U.S. immigration law is very complex, and there is much confusion as to how it works. The Immigration and Naturalization Act (INA), the body of law governing current... Learn more