As do many others, we see the national community is experiencing a period of political stress. For the democratic system to work more effectively, it is necessary for citizens to educate themselves, to a higher level, in the workings of America (economic, healthcare, defense, education, etc., systems) and to engage actively in politically focused dialogue. Note: it is hard to fix a broken automobile if one does not know how an automobile works.
We are forming APOLITICAL (OBJECTIVE), POLITICALLY FOCUSED DISCUSSION GROUPS. The plan is to form groups of fifteen members.
Discussions will alternate between following issues covered in a discussion guide (available in Kindle and paperback form) and current events and issues reported on in the media. Discussion Groups will meet twice a month and be scheduled for one hour sessions, but may run a little longer.
We will meet at Crema & Vine (coffee house and wine bar) at 1009 Main Street; near the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History.
If there is enough interest – we will schedule weekday morning, afternoon, after work hours, and early evening discussion meetups. We may schedule meetups on weekends, also.
If this sounds interesting to you and you would like to explore the idea further – drop by Crema & Vine to review more information and register to participate. Our registration form doubles as a survey form designed to determine which days of the week and times work best for the greatest number of participants.
We, also, need people to volunteer as discussion facilitators (discussion leaders). A good facilitator is someone who looks just like you. The registration form asks if you would be willing to be a group facilitator. There is no obligation if you volunteer, other than to attend a pre-organizing meetup to determine whether you like the idea of facilitating meetups.
The sooner people register; the sooner we can begin forming groups and scheduling meetups. The sooner you start attending meetups, the sooner you will start making new friends and inoculate yourself against winter cabin fever.