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Community Conversation with Mónica Guzmán

Join us for a fireside chat with Mónica Guzmán on May 22 at the Washington Center.

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The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound is pleased to announce our inaugural Community Conversation event. As an organization dedicated to fostering collaboration, engagement, and inclusion, we strive to realize a vision where everyone in our region has the opportunity to thrive in communities that are sustainable, equitable, and resilient.

In selecting our first Community Conversation theme, we were struck by the concerning trend of increased polarization across our communities locally and nationally. This is why we are thrilled to welcome Mónica Guzmán, a journalist and author dedicated to fostering fearlessly curious conversations across divides to build understanding in dangerously polarizing times.

Mónica Guzmán is a bridge builder, journalist, and entrepreneur who lives for great conversations sparked by curious questions. A Senior Fellow for Public Practice at Braver Angels, Mónica discusses her book I Never Thought of It That Way: How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times. Drawing from her experiences with cross-partisan conversations, she shares strategies to better understand and learn from people whose worldviews are different from or even opposed to yours.

Join community members from all around our region for a fireside chat with Mónica Guzmán, joined by Renee Radcliff Sinclair, board member of the Community Foundation and President and CEO of TVW. Together, we will explore Mónica’s experiences and strategies for better understanding and learning from those with differing or even opposing views. We will also have a special introduction by Lieutenant Governor Denny Heck. Then, join us for a reception after the event to connect with Mónica and others.

Date: May 22, 2024

Time: Doors Open at 6:30 pm | Event 7:00 pm

Location: Washington Center for the Performing Arts

Price: $25 Adults, $10 Youth/Students + Fees (If the ticket price is a barrier to entry, please contact Community Foundation staff at 360.705.3340)

How to Purchase Your Ticket: Tickets are on sale now at the Washington Center's Website! PLEASE CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR TICKET.

Questions?

Our friendly staff is always happy to connect with our community members. For questions about this event, please contact our Philanthropy & Communications Officer Mary Lam-Witcher (she/her) at mary@thecommunityfoundation.com or by phone at 360.705.3340.

Help spread the word!

Aside from purchasing a ticket and attending the event we welcome the opportunity for our communities to help spread the word, and get other's involved. This is a great way to stay engaged and help build community alongside the Community Foundation.

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Interested in sponsoring?

Become a Friend of the Foundation by sponsoring the inaugural Community Conversation event with Mónica Guzmán. Your support will be acknowledged as a Community Conversations sponsor in promotional materials at the event, and throughout the year as a Friend of the Foundation.

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