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.
Category: Village Square 101
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.
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.
Our self-evaluation of Local Color
“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.
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.
An important conversation toward “all men are created equal” in the Jeffersonian tradition
The show makes sure we understand that it was more than the well known founding fathers who contributed to the strength of our country…
Our experience welcoming our conservative neighbors into vibrant dialogue (and new friendships)
Reigniting America’s Civic Ecosystem – at Universities and Beyond
Eat lunch. Get swag.
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.
Tumbling Down the Rabbit Hole:
A Citizen’s Election Season Survival Guide
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.
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.
… a democracy that embraces difference of
opinion as a strength to celebrate, not an obstacle to overcome
The indispensable guide to surviving the election season with your self-respect intact (and hopefully without developing a heavy reliance on prescription medication)
Civil Politics and The Art and Science of the Village Square
The Village Square was born. It wasn’t always exactly a “square” in the “village,” although sometimes it was. It was the spirit of all this talking.