“No democracy can survive without the will of its members to sacrifice,” says the Rev. Dr. Gary Mason, a Methodist minister who has spent a career in inner city Belfast building peace across the “ghosts of religious division which have dogged this island for hundreds and hundreds of years.”
Eat. Drink. Think. Those were the three requirements for Leon County and Village Square’s 3rd annual “Created Equal: Local Stories” event… 600 people registered to gather at the city’s entertainment hub, The Moon, and engage in conversation about race, founding ideals and our hometown.
Throughout those battles, antidotes to our civic poisons have always run through the American bloodstream too. Americans have continually found ways to neutralize their discord and catalyze diversity, turning them into sources of strength.
Jon gets his own page. So far, it’s just Jon, Jefferson and Tocqueville. We’re delighted to have teamed forces with this exceptional thinker, and we’re learning together to apply actual science to beat this rotten political culture. We think he’s onto something and we hope we are too.
Village Square co-founder and current NACo President Bryan Desloge has launched a national civility initiative as his presidential initiative. Just when we needed it most. This brochure provides a roadmap.