Ahead of our program “Stand in the place where we live” we’ve looked high and low for people who stand up and make things happen where we live right here in Tallahassee. Meet your nominees.
Civil Rights Legend
Patricia Stephens Due
Unflinching brave, often-arrested, Patricia and CORE’s
unsung foot soldiers changed America — and changed our hometown.
Take our 5-Foot Challenge: Submit a Mini-Grant Idea
We’re looking for ideas that help create a dynamic, social civic connectedness – where residents from all backgrounds exchange ideas and engage with neighbors.
Seven Things That Inspired Us at #WeaveThePeople
At a time when the social fabric in American civic life is fraying, this Big Bold project gathered Amazing People from across the country who are deeply devoting to Weaving The People back together.
The Culture of Trust
We’re looking for law enforcement officers and people of color who’d like to participate in this project. Learn more and find an application link below.
Local Color Midterm:
Our self-evaluation of Local Color
Join us for Created Equal
“We shall learn to live together as brothers and sisters or we will perish together as fools. The choice is ours: chaos or community.” –Martin Luther King Jr.
Morality + Politics:
Rabbi Jack Romberg
Must see Village Square TV: Village Square board chair Jack Romberg speaks with Gary Yordon of WCTV’s The Usual Suspects about the intersection of morality and politics (December 16, 2017). Watch by clicking here.
Our experience welcoming our conservative neighbors into vibrant dialogue (and new friendships)
Berkeley + BYU
Reigniting America’s Civic Ecosystem – at Universities and Beyond
Catalyze Local Color: Gathering, not separating.
Help us imagine – and create – a Tallahassee where in good times and bad, we gather across race, creed and ideology. Divergent opinion welcome.
“Let Friendship Redeem the Republic:”
Eat lunch. Get swag.
The Righteous Mind:
NYU’s Dr. Jonathan Haidt
Were there a Village Square 101 mandatory prerequisite to citizenship, we think Dr. Jonathan Haidt is the professor.
We invite you to find out why we’re such fans.
The Art + Science of
The Village Square:
Tumbling Down the Rabbit Hole:
A Citizen’s Election Season Survival Guide
Jack Romberg: Take me out to the ball game – Please!
Only baseball reflects, at various moments in American history, our country’s situation, our emotions of the moment, and best of all, provides inspiring stories at the times in which we most need them.
Bringing 68% Solutions back to America
Back in the day, we might have called our goal “statesmanship.” Once elected, leaders were expected to serve all citizens – whether they had voted for them or not – while working with political foes to govern.
We call our mission both
impossible and mandatory.
Thus, the pig. Catch up on all things pig here.
Village Square 101: Of, by and for the people
The hostile tone of our national debate is a predictable result of the worrisome reality that we’ve essentially formed tribes. We’ll all grow old waiting for Washington to fix it, so we’re going to have to get it done ourselves.
Our Blue Sky Vision: Vibrant disagreement across America
… a democracy that embraces difference of
opinion as a strength to celebrate, not an obstacle to overcome
Citizen’s Election Season Survival Guide
The indispensable guide to surviving the election season with your self-respect intact (and hopefully without developing a heavy reliance on prescription medication)