Dinner and Discussion

Saturday, February 29 at 6:30pm

Brian Dickerson is a deputy editor and columnist for the Detroit Free Press.  In a column written in August, 2019 he talks about a visit he made to a senior community in Novi (split almost 50/50 in their politics). Basing his visit on remarks made by Carol Quillen from Davidson College, he invited an audience of about 200 residents to describe, and listen to their neighbors describe, the life experiences that have shaped their own political convictions.

Did anyone change their minds after this hour-long discussion and listening session?  Maybe not, but at least they listened to each other’s stories and began to understand each other a little bit better.

We have invited Mr. Dickerson to St. John Fisher to do the same thing here.  He will be with us on Saturday, February 29 beginning with dinner at 6:30pm in the Activities Center.  Please plan to join us after 5:30pm mass that day and add to our discussion and our understanding of each other.   – Barb Staniszewski, Justice & Peace