Our Programs


Democracy Speaks

We are delighted to partner with The Watertown Free Public Library on their Democracy Talks series. In the Library's words, Democracy Talks "is a series of events designed to illuminate the democratic process and create space for conversation. Our expert speakers grapple with the thorniest issues of our time, providing much-needed context and suggesting paths to engagement."

Watertown Community Conversations facilitates the public dialogue session immediately following the selected presentations. Our goal is to help neighbors have thoughtful and productive dialogue about some of the most challenging issues facing our democracy. Through a facilitated conversation, participants explore what the topic means for them personally and for Watertown.

The full Democracy Talks schedule can be found here: https://www.watertownlib.org/380/Democracy-Talks.

Watertown Community Conversations:FaciliTator Training

The first cadre of 12 new Watertown Community Conversation facilitators were trained in June of 2018. In the 2-day training participants learned skills to facilitate small group conversations as part of Watertown Community Conversations.

We will run another two-day training for new Watertown Community Conversation facilitators before the end of 2019. There is no cost to participate in the training and no prior facilitation experience is required. If you would like to receive information about future training opportunities please email us at wcc@watertownconversations.org.

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