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Strengthening Democracy, One Small Step at a Time

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Strengthening Democracy, One Small Step at a Time

2022 City Club Annual Meeting

Friday, October 28, 2022
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Doors Open - 10:45am / Annual Meeting Begins - 11:00am / Lunch Served - 11:30am / Forum Begins - 12:00pm

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"Democracy cannot survive in a swamp of mutual contempt." – Dave Isay

The special program for the 2022 City Club Annual Meeting will begin at 11:00 am with a brief overview of the City Club's last year of accomplishments, followed by lunch at 11:30am, and the City Club Friday Forum featuring Dave Isay at noon.

If you know Dave Isay, you likely know of him as the founder of StoryCorps, the audio project that has been inviting Americans to interview family members about their lives for nearly 20 years. For years, NPR listeners have built a Friday routine around the selection of these interviews that are shared over the air during Morning Edition, inspiring listeners with the wisdom, intimacy and simple joy of hearing a conversation between two people expressing their bonds of affection.

Last year, Isay and his colleagues decided to see if this simple conversation model could help citizens bridge the nation's partisan divide. One Small Step invites citizens from different political backgrounds to interview one another about their perspectives and how they came to those views. The result is what you might hope for--more light, more understanding, less heat, and less antagonism.

Photo Credit: Harvey Wang

The livestream will be available beginning at 12:00pm. Have questions? Tweet them at @TheCityClub or send a text to 330.541.5794.

For more information on City Club's health and safety protocols, click here. Email with any questions.

Production and distribution of City Club forums in partnership with Ideastream Public Media is generously provided by PNC and the United Black Fund.

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