The Adventure of Civility

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Can’t wait to welcome Krista Tippett of On Being and The Civil Conversations Project to Barrington on May 23! Good news/bad news: The event is sold out with a waiting list. But we look forward to sharing a few key takeaways here on our blog after the event!

T H E   A D V E N T U R E   O F   C I V I L I T Y

Who will we be to each other?

Thursday, May 23, 2019, 6:30pm

Barrington, Illinois


Our young century is awash with urgent questions of survival, of meaning, of how we structure our common life and who we are to each other. And yet it seems we are more divided than ever before — unable to listen and speak across the differences we must engage to create the world we want for ourselves and our children. 

Krista Tippett's public radio show & podcast, On Being, brings a vast range of voices to the animating questions at the center of life: What does it mean to be human, and how do we want to live? Her Civil Conversations Project has focused these questions on public life, in practical terms, for communities from the deep south to Harvard Law School. 

She will speak with us about how we can all shape our presence to this moment we inhabit and begin to create the conversations we want to be hearing, where we live.

Let’s Be Courageous

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Welcome to the official blog for A Year of Courageous Conversations.

We have been busy planning a new year-long series of monthly talks & dialogues for the Barrington community. We can’t wait to share with you.

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Please save the date for our launch event—

An Evening With Krista Tippett

On Being & The Civil Conversations Project

Thursday, May 23, 2019, 6:30pm

Barrington High School, Richard Johnson Auditorium

616 West Main Street, Barrington, IL 60010

Free & open to the public

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What happens next?

Monthly conversations begin in September 2019 at Barrington’s White House.

Registration for the series will open in May.

Please join our email list for updates!

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We’ll be adding lots more information & resources here on our website in 2019.

Please bookmark this website & stay tuned…

With Love,

Jessica Swoyer Green, Zina Jacque, Claire Nelson & Lauren Hood