First Wednesday Series
The Civil Dialogue "First Wednesday" Series will continue in the spring of 2013, first Wednesday of the month in February, March, and April.
The series is typically held at The Empty Space at 7:00pm, but we'll send an email reminder with details prior to each event. Not on our mailing list? Click here to join.
Civil Dialogue ®
Civil Dialogue (CD) is a structured format for public dialogue that provides a tool to build bridges across the chasm of public viewpoints.
A Divided Public?
The Pew Research Center has been tracking attitudes about gun control for nearly 20 years. Our question asks whether it is more important to protect the right of Americans to own guns, or to control gun ownership.
Our most recent survey on the issue, conducted July 26-29, 2012, shortly after a gunman killed 12 people at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, found that 47% said it was more important to control gun ownership, while 46% said it was more important to protect the rights of Americans to own guns. Opinions were largely unchanged from April 2012, when 45% prioritized gun control and 49% gun rights.
Opinion about gun control has been divided since early 2009, shortly after Barack Obama’s election. From 1993 through 2008, majorities had said it was more important to control gun ownership than to protect gun rights.
Click here read the full report and join us on February 6 for our (nonviolent) Civil Dialogue at The Empty Space