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People’s State of the Union is a participatory event—a chance for you to give your own perspective on the state of the union. Our event will be one of dozens nationwide. The evening begins with a performing artist sharing an original song or poem, then the audience breaks up into small, facilitated story circles, where every person will have three minutes to speak. We then come back together as one group to reflect on what we heard from others in our circles and for a concluding performance.
This event is facilitated by John Genette and Jennifer Linde, Hugh Downs School of Human Communication.
You are encouraged to RSVP so we know how many story circle facilitators we’ll need, and so you can receive helpful story development tips in advance, such as story prompts. (Example: “If you had three minutes with the president, what would you want to tell him?”)
More information and a map at the Institute for Civil Dialogue.