We'd like to invite you to join us tonight online for a somewhat impromptu event in Minnesota Public Radio's UBS Forum. We're approaching the evening as a kind of experiment, an occasion to learn and to plant some seeds for new vision and new ways of living together with our confusions, our strengths, and our differences. Tragic events in Tucson created a window for concern about the fabric of our common life, but that concern predated those events and has relevance and urgency far beyond them.
Many of the hardest political and social chasms right now will not be resolved quickly. So the question we're asking is:
How do we find new ways to speak and listen to each other, to live forward together, even as we hold passionate disagreements?
This has been the animating question that has emerged in the Civil Conversations project we started on the radio and online back in the fall. What happens among us tonight will inform that project moving forward.
Bring your questions for and about our common life, and submit them through our Facebook chat box next to the video window or using this form. Krista will bring her questions too. And she'll share some of what she's learned in her conversations of recent weeks. We're looking forward to the adventure!
We'll be streaming live video of the forum and also giving you the chance to bring your questions and your intention in the UBS Forum (7pm). For those of you who can't make it, not to worry. We're recording the event, and video will be immediately available for playback afterwards. And, we'll continue to send real-time updates when the stream goes live on our Facebook page and through our Twitter stream. Keep an eye out!
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
From Minnesota Public Radio about this evening's event, CREATING CIVILITY, which begins at 7 pm CST: