By Rachel Leigh Peller. The Jefferson Dinner hosted by Rachel, Sondra and Britney. Sign up to host or attend a Jefferson Dinner (or learn more) online here. My biological family is politically diverse. At the last holiday dinner, we realized we represented five different parties: Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, Green, and Independent. I’m used to talking […]
Category: Village Square 101
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.