Monday, November 22, 9:30 am – Constructive Conversations on Food Politics

We all care about food, right? Maybe we want to support farmers’ markets or we belong to a Community Shared Agriculture program. Maybe our kids eat school lunches. Maybe we want to make sure city dwellers have access to fresh food. Maybe we’re concerned about the future of farms. Maybe we want to improve the quality of our mealtime conversations. No matter what, we need to be able to talk to each other. In fact, to be the best advocates for whatever we believe in, we need to be able to understand people with whom we may disagree. In honor of U.N. World Food Day, Public Conversations and The Family Dinner Project are offering a free workshop to anyone who is invested in issues around access to healthy food. The workshop will introduce participants to dialogue as a tool for building better relationships and more effective communication, even across contentious issues. Join us on Monday, November 22, 9:30 am-noon at 51 Kondazian Street in Watertown for a free workshop.

For 20 years, the Public Conversations Project has been helping groups divided by values, worldviews, or identities have critical discussions about what they care about most deeply, so that they can live or work together. The Family Dinner Project is a start-up grassroots movement of food, fun and conversation about things that matter. Families come together to share their experiences and insights to help each other realize the benefits of family dinners. For more information or to RSVP please contact Alison Streit Baron at:  Limited space available—please RSVP by November 3. This workshop will be held at 51 Kondazian Street, Watertown, which is accessible via bus 71 from Harvard Square. Free parking is available.