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January 2021

*DIGITAL* Why Does the Electoral College Matter?

January 26
7:00 pm
Colorful illustration of hands casting ballots in a box

When the national vote and the electoral vote reach different conclusions, as happened in 2016, voters on the losing side cry foul. Why do we have an electoral college in the first place? Read More »

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*DIGITAL* Qualities of “Mercy?” Discussion

January 28
7:00 pm
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Join Peter Gould, founder of the “Get Thee to the Funnery” Shakespeare camp, campers Gouri Bhuyan and Audrey Grant, and longtime Funnery participant and Literacy Programs Officer Jonny Flood for a roundtable discussion about their “Qualities of ‘Mercy?’” film. Read More »

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February 2021

*DIGITAL* Why Does Robust Dialogue Matter?

February 2
7:00 pm
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Due to the pandemic, many cities and towns are forgoing Town Meeting in favor of voting by Australian ballot. What do we lose when we can’t deliberate? Read More »

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*DIGITAL* Why Does Our Complex Humanity Matter?

February 9
7:00 pm
Colorful illustration of hands casting ballots in a box

We’ll consider the advantages and disadvantages of highlighting group identity in electoral politics. Is there still a place for eloquence and wit in our political strategies? Read More »

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