October 21, 2019 5:30PM
Have we privatized too much? We have more private cops than police, profit-making prisons, etc. Time to reverse the trend? You are invited to participate in a series of civil dialogues, launched by Arena Stage. These dialogues seek to provide an opportunity for members of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan community to engage in discourse about major current issues. They also seek to demonstrate that people of very diverse viewpoints can have fruitful dialogues with one another. We hence assume that all participants have consented to heed the rules of civil dialogue, such as not attributing motives, not demonizing the other side, and showing that they truly listen to the other. There will be a few dialogue starters but most of the time will be dedicated to give and take among the participants. The dialogues will be moderated by Amitai Etzioni. Located in the Molly Smith Study at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater from 5:30 - 7 p.m. There will be a pre-dialogue reception before each event, starting at 5 p.m. Because of space limitations, registration is required but attendance is free and open to the public.