Guest Column by Katherine Murphy

New Cultivating Civic Conversations seminar starting!

Thursdays, January 6 – March 10, 2022. Choose to join at 11am or 5pm, Pacific Time.

Registration is now open for the Cultivating Civic Conversations About the State of Our Democracy. This 10-week seminar is free and open to the public. It offers participants an opportunity to step back and use a “beginner’s mind” when discussing civic education and engagement. If we want to encourage our friends, coworkers, and family to participate in our democracy, then sometimes we need a fresh approach—one that makes fewer assumptions about what “everyone knows” about our history and government.

The seminar uses the LWVWA’s elementary civics textbook, The State We’re In: Washington, as the anchoring framework.

The course creator and facilitator, Katherine Murphy, adds content from diverse sources to expand each week’s discussion.

Each week’s assignment has up to 25 pages of text to read and a podcast to listen to (there is usually a transcript) as well as reflection questions to consider. The Zoom sessions are one hour and include additional content as well as discussion. You can attend either the 11 am or 5 pm sessions (and change back and forth as needed). 

The Sutra Spaces discussion platform is used to manage and keep all the group materials in one place. Sutra is a private company and free of advertising.

For more information and to register: http://sutra.co/circle/8wdcur

If you have questions or want to be added to the mailing list for future CCC seminars, please email: tapestry@gmail.cim