November 13, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Interchurch Center Dining Room
For the Indianapolis Peace & Justice Center’s November 13th event, they’re inviting you to come play politics.
Humans are social creatures. We find that living together magnifies our individual lives: sometimes in beautiful, wondrous, and creative ways; sometimes not so much — communicable diseases, greed, and wars, for example. This conundrum is why we invented politics.
Like most social animals, we like — indeed need — to play. Games are a mechanism we use to learn skills, such as how to interact more effectively. The Indianapolis Peace and Justice Center is designing a game aimed at giving us a conversational, problem-solving “booster shot.” Conversation is a skill, and involves more than just speaking. It requires meaningful and intentional listening. We need to practice it more often if we are to move beyond the tribalistic bunker-mentalities that threaten to overwhelm us.
Based on conversations around a family dinner table, each participant will play a role as we tackle some of the thorny issues we face moving into this critical election year.
Wednesday, November 13th, 7:00-8:30 pm
Dining Room, Indiana Interchurch Center, 1100 W. 42nd St.
There is ample off-street parking. Like all Indianapolis Peace and Justice Center events, this is free and open to all. But since we need to prepare materials, we ask that you RSVP: