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Last chance to register for tomorrow’s Crucial Conversation breakfast

Some seats are still available for tomorrow morning’s NC Policy Watch Crucial Conversation breakfast: “Why is America so divided (and what can we do about it)? A conversation with award-winning filmmakers and founders of the Coffee Party, Annabel Park and Eric Byler.”

Annabel Park and Eric Byler are filmmakers known for innovative ways in which they have combined emerging social media tools with grassroots organizing. They are founders of Coffee Party USA, a grassroots democracy movement which emerged in the early 2010 as a fact-based, civil alternative to the Tea Party with over 500,000 people in their network. They also co-directed the critically acclaimed documentary feature film about America’s culture war over immigration policy, 9500 Liberty.

Their new documentary web series (soon to be developed into a feature film), Story of America: A Nation Divided, examines the ways in which America has become divided as a country, investigates the causes and invites the audience to share their stories about America and engage in a dialogue about how we can become more united.

According to Park and Byler, America’s growing national divide jeopardizes the country’s future. The polarization is making Washington dysfunctional and our lives more difficult because our government is paralyzed by gridlock. In their work, they ask: How do we break this gridlock and become more united as a country?

Please join us as Annabel and Eric share some of their work, their experiences as filmmakers/organizers and their ideas for how we fact America’s divide and lead the country towards greater unity.

Click here to register

When: Friday, February 8 – Coffee and breakfast fare will be available at 7:45 a.m.

Where: Center for Community Leadership Training Room at the Junior League of Raleigh Building, 711 Hillsborough St. at the corner of Hillsborough and St. Mary’s Streets).
Cost: $5 – includes breakfast.

Space is limited – pre-registration required.

Questions?? Contact Rob Schofield at 919-861-2065 or rob@ncpolicywatch.com.

 

One Comment

  1. Frances Jenkins

    February 8, 2013 at 7:10 am

    Sorry, I cannot attend your breakfast but let me offer some insight for thought. You, Chris,Greg,Sarah(David does not count) are the problem. You have no objectivity. For example, the twelve special judges currently on the bench have enjoyed no examination over the past several years. The removal of the judges is not a threat to justice, just a threat to the power and corruption of the Democrats. Sarah did a great job exposing the business practices of a member of the House. But she appeared to be blind to the practices of Democrat governors who followed Republican governors in removal of appointees. According to Senator Jerry Tillman, memories do fade.
    As much as any factor you have contributed to the rise of the Republican Party. Your mean spirited, holier than thou attitudes results none, zero,not changes for the poor or middle class. Your need to expose the issue is about creating a name for you rather than helping the poor, improving education or moving NC forward. If a nonprofit Republican leaning organization such as this made the attacks on people who disagree with them, you would call for another protest in the General Assembly with drums beating.