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You Are Invited to "Text, Talk, Act"

(From Sue McCormack's blog):

Wherever you are. Whenever you're ready. Whoever you're with. It's time to Text, Talk, Act.

 Text "START" to 89800, and join the conversation.

 We are busting through the silence and talking about mental health.  How do you take care of yours?  What will you do when a friend needs help with theirs?

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From Sandy Heierbacher: Invitation to Attend National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation (NCDD) 2014 Conference

(From Sandy Heierbacher, sandy@ncdd.org)

NCDD 2014:  Democracy for the Next Generation

The National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) is coming to the DC area this October 17-19 (Fri through Sun) at the Hyatt Regency Reston. The conference will bring together 400+ of the most active and influential people involved in public engagement and group process work across the U.S. and Canada.

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At Georgia College - A Teach-In: "Events in Ferguson, Missouri"

(The following news is from Gregg Kaufman, Gregg.kaufman@gcsu.edu at Georgia College.)

A standing room only crowd of nearly 150 students, faculty, staff, and community citizens attended a teach-in that addressed the events in Ferguson, MO and the related issues of race, class, and inequity in American society. Panelists representing a variety of academic disciplines and campus safety spoke, after which audience members asked questions.

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August 26, 2014 - Join an Online Forum about Immigration Policy in America

(This invitation is from Bill Corbett, williamgcorbett@verizon.net , of the National Issues Forums of Northern Virginia, and organizer of this upcoming, online forum.)

Join the Online Forum

I'm writing today about a new experiment to involve more people in political life, an online National Issues Forum.

It takes place Tuesday August 26 at 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm EDT.  All you need to participate is a web browser and the willingness to use chat for conversation.

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