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November 10th - December 11th, 2020

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Please note that the above link serves as an RSVP for A Community Table: Election Edition. This is not a full registration link. You will receive more information in the coming days about how to participate in/host a table.

Join us for A Community Table: Election Edition Kick-Off at DUGC's Beyond Elections: Deliberation & Action for the Public Good Forum at 4pm on November 10th to kick off our month of A Community Table: The Election Edition conversations! We'll start with a series of brief and provocative lightning talks on our theme, then break into facilitated group conversations. Register for the Forum here! 

As this divisive election cycle ends, we need space to listen, share, and build community now more than ever. Between November 10th and December 11th, we invite you to join us for A Community Table: Election Edition, an initiative for small groups to come together, regroup, process, and reimagine our future. We want to support you in building spaces with your friends, colleagues and relatives as we accept the election results and imagine our hopes for the world in 2021. 

In partnership with DU DialogUesThe Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and Community + Values, DU Grand Challenges provides the tools (sample invitations, conversation guides, facilitation training webinars, and more) that you need to host a conversation. You choose when, on what platform, and with whom to have that conversation. It's that simple. 

What do we hope to accomplish with A Community Table: Election Edition? We have three overarching goals: 

  • Foster rich civic community conversations 

  • Provide the tools and support for members of the DU community to host conversations 

  • Deepen relationships and build community as we head into the new year 

Interested in learning more? Click here to RSVP, and we'll send you the latest updates!

A Community Table is modeled after The Chicago Community Trust's On The Table event. We offer our sincere thanks to the Trust for their encouragement and support for replicating their model. 

How to Host A Community Table: Election Edition Conversation

Registration for A Community Table: The Election Edition will open soon. In the meantime, click here to RSVP. We'll send you the registration link and more information as soon as it becomes available. 

So, how does A Community Table work?

Table hosts organize an online conversation for a group of people between November 10 and December 11. Groups between 5 and 10 people work really well!

Hosts are responsible for:

  • Registering your conversations
  • Picking a date, time, and an online platform on which to meet
  • Inviting guests (whoever you want!) and communicating when and on what platform you'll meet
  • Reviewing the Table Host Guide and watching the facilitation webinars
  • Facilitating your conversation 
  • Encouraging participant to complete the post-survey
  • Completing your host survey

We also ask that you encourage participants to host their own conversations. Let's keep building our communities!

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