a New C4C offering is finding area residents enjoying quality conversations about sometimes-challenging topics
Let’s Talk is a nonpartisan, Sisters Country discussion series that explores local topics of significance from a variety of perspectives. The series grew out of last October’s “Across the Divides” workshop. About 35 area residents who self-identify across the political spectrum participated in that event. Afterward, several participants decided they would like to continue to meet and discuss local and sometimes-challenging topics.
Let’s Talk conversations began in January. The discussions are informal but moderated to make sure everyone has a chance to be heard. Meetings typically take place on the third Monday of each month. Attendees nominate and help coordinate topics for discussion, which in the past have included Sisters Country growth, trails, homelessness and marijuana.
Ultimately, the series offers attendees an opportunity to get to know others in our community better while sharing their thoughts and experiences and listening to others’ perspectives in a respectful setting. Diversity of thought is welcome and also encouraged.
The evening also offers time for connecting and a short group activity aimed at fostering a communication skill, for example: active listening.
Check back for more about this new series; or, to find out more about Let’s Talk and get notices about upcoming meetings (or other C4C events), simply fill out the form below.