- While the din of the national conversation dives to a historical new low (each year we wonder, did you ever think it could go any lower?), we thought it was past time for neighbors to have a neighborly conversation on these heated topics. So we’re starting this year’s Dinner at the Square series taking dead-aim at topics facing our city, county, and state. Kicking off the series on October 14th, we will be tackling the 2020 Election and how mail-in voting will play a part- a topic that many believe is one of our more pressing issues. From there, save the date for February 24th, when we will be addressing the issue of systematic racism. Lastly, on April 14th, we will complete our year of programming with a deep dive into the balance of public health and economic health in the wake of COVID-19. It won’t be the same without you as a part of the conversation.
Dinner at the Square | April 14, 2021
Balancing Public Health With Economic Health – How To Get It Right
It’s been a delicate and difficult line to walk in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, with two very different viewpoints. Do you close businesses and schools to keep people at home and healthy? Of does a healthy economy sustain human life? The questions are many, the answers are difficult. Is the health and safety of individuals more important than the health of our businesses and economy?
Past Event | October 14, 2020
Mail in Voting: Is our election at stake? Will your vote be counted?
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought absentee and by-mail voting to the forefront of national attention. As rates of absentee and mail voting increase, some government officials have raised concerns that more mail voting will lead to widespread voter fraud.
Past Event | February 24, 2021
Have We Done Enough? America's Long Overdue Awakening to Systemic Racism
America is overwhelmingly a “white country.” Needless to say, black Americans contribute significantly to all aspects of our society. Yet, they still face this “dividing line” from the white majority.