In a casual and friendly conversational setting, the Village Square Sacramento will bring together 150 community members for Dinner at the Square on October 2nd to discuss why Americans are losing confidence in the democratic process and what it means for our country’s future. The interactive civil discourse is meant to show how dialogue vs. debate can be held on deeply politicized issues while staying civil and reaching common ground.
The October program features guest speakers who will engage with community members to explore questions like:
Why are so many American voters comfortable giving up their voice to just a few?
Why did only 18% of eligible California voters cast their opinion in the June state primary?
Why have the majority of voters come to feel that their vote won’t make any difference?
What: Dinner at the Square presents Surrendering Democracy One Vote at a time
When: Thursday, October 2, 2014 from 6 – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Pannell Community Center, 2450 Meadowview Road, Sacrament
Who: Presenting their views at the forum and available for news interviews are:
Jack Gallagher –Village Square Discussion Moderator; writer, performer and comedian
Cassandra Pye – Sr Director, APCO Worldwide; Former Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Schwarzenegger
Art Pimentel – Dean, Sacramento City College; Former Mayor of Woodland
Mindy Romero – Director of the UC Davis California Civic Engagement Project
Why:The Village Square Sacramento seeks to restore a modern-day village square style dialogue that engages citizens in important policy matters that affect our lives and our wider community.
Cost:Dinner $30/person, $55/couple.