Popup Town Halls
RECLAIMING A SPACE FOR
We all experience too much polarity and tension in society these days.
The political climate, internet trolls, bad weather and social changes have also escalated conflict in our social media dialogues. They've pitted neighbors, colleagues and families against each other.
With Popup Town Halls, we aim to:
facilitate empowering, inspiring conversations
provide a space to help people find common ground and reclaim positivity and civility in public debates
address contentious issues with skilled facilitators trained in civil discourse/conflict mediation
help people determine where they sit on big issues facing society
help people connect with universals, rather than differences
build on Civil Discourse Skills workshops, giving people practical skills to de-escalate conflicts around them.
We are currently forming a project team and developing plans for lively, timely, entertaining and inspiring Popup Town Halls in Skagit and Whatcom Counties.
The Popup Town Halls may address specific issues along some of the following themes:
Immigration and citizenship
Opioid addiction and recovery
Climate change and decarbonizing our society – Proposition 1631
County governance – Home Rule Skagit reform proposal
Single-use plastics – a Skagit County ban and its implications
POPUP TOWN HALLS
Skagit and Whatcom Counties, Washington
Popup Town Halls are a platform for social dialogue developed by John Bowey for Transmediavision
in partnership with