Conversation and Dessert

Conversation and Dessert on How We Relate to Violence
Hosted by the MSU Division of Student Affairs and the Kentucky Council of Churches
September 13, 2016 - 7:00 p.m. - Curris Center Ballroom

Our communities and our country face many challenges like racism, homophobia, violence, unjust systems, and polarization. As recent events have shown us, our civility and peace are threatened when we make villains of one another and fear our differences. However, when we come together for dialogue, we have an opportunity to build trust and better understand the perspectives of others. We can also pool the wisdom and creativity of the group to discover solutions that work for our particular settings. The Kentucky Council of Churches wants to be a catalyst for positive change. We are collaborating with congregations and communities to facilitate civil dialogue because we believe conversation is the beginning of understanding, and understanding is the beginning of change. We can improve our neighborhoods, towns and cities only when diverse communities are ready to come together, to get to know one another, to share stories, to dream of what could be, and to find consensus on a way forward. What is your dream for your community? What barriers are keeping your community from being the best it can be? What steps are you ready to take to make the changes you want to see? These are some of the questions we can explore together. This program will be facilitated by Rev. Dr. Peggy Hinds, Interim Executive Director of the Kentucky Council of Churches. Her job is to help facilitate deep and transformative conversations that build resiliency and move groups into the future they want. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and this program is free and open to all. Organized by the MSU Office of LGBT Programming. Supported by the MSU Office of Multicultural Affairs.