A town hall-style forum seeking input from community members
KCRA Morning Anchor / Reporter
THE VILLAGE SQUARESACRAMENTO
The Village Square Sacramento intends to rebuild a modern-day village square and rekindle what it means to be engaged in policy matters that affect our lives and our wider community. We intend to show how dialogue (vs. debate) and disagreement can be held on deeply politicized issues – while staying civil and getting to answers that work. It's based on proven model built in Florida over seven years that has received national attention and a growing list of converts from around the country. Read about the Village Square in the Christian Science Monitor here.
JOIN US FOR A CONVERSATION ABOUT SAFETY IN OUR COMMUNITY
Our news headlines can be heart wrenching. Bullying. Hate crimes. Shooting sprees. Do residents feel safe in their community? At home? At school? At work? Online? At the mall? Whose job is it to keep our communities safe? Law enforcement? Community members? How do we assure our communities, homes, schools, citizens and peace officers are safe? Join the conversations on January 14 and February 26, 2015.
The "Village Square Commons" is a gathering where like a town hall - community voices are heard. The moderator will ask thought-provoking questions and we'll hear from residents what makes them feel safe. And following the Village Square model - it will be a friendly and respectful environment. The Village Square Commons event will identify areas to dive deeper at the February "Dinner at the Square" event.
The Village Square Sacramento "Dinner at the Square” is a community dinner party where 100 to 150 neighbors can discuss topics of importance with subject-matter experts who offer data and perspective to help inform and shape the dialogue. It’s a casual and friendly conversation. Often tough topics have a spectrum of opinions in respect to both the origins of the challenge as well as the best methods for achieving solutions. Dinner at the Square is designed to host these sorts of conversations in a civil and respectful, safe place where meaningful discussion can take place – while having fun!
We hope you’ll join us!
We thank our sponsors:
A community dinner party where neighbors can discuss topics of importance with subject-matter experts.
DINNER AT THE SQUARE
KVIE Community Room
2030 W. El Camino Ave.
Single dinner ticket $30. ($40 after February 23) Click here
Couple for one dinner $55. ($80 after February 23) Click here
Tax deductible Village Square membership $68 (see membership benefits and become a member online HERE)
There are a limited number of reduced price scholarship tickets available. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about availability.
Jack Gallagher moderates a deeper conversation exploring matters that 'divide' us.