Are you frustrated with the tone of political discourse? Do you hunger for reasoned discussion on current political events where people actually listen to the points of the other side? TAC4 Solutions invites you to our next TACKLE with TAC4 event on August 27, 2013 to discuss Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO).
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
GMO vs. non-GMO: Biotech hype or anti-tech hysteria
Jennifer Elwell, Director of Communications, Kentucky Corn Growers Association
John Moody, Board member, Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund
Ursuline Arts Center 3114 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40206
Send this invitation to everyone you know who may be interested. Thanks, and I hope to see you on August 27. Let’s show the world that we really can respect people who disagree with us on difficult issues and work together to find good solutions.
T. Alan Claypool President, TAC4 Solutions
About our Panelists
Jennifer Elwell, is the Director of Communications and Education for the Kentucky Corn Growers Association and the Kentucky Small Grain Growers Association. She is also involved with the national CommonGround program; she writes a monthly column for Kentucky’s farm newspaper, The Farmer’s Pride; and she contributed to Michele Payn-Knoper’s book, No More Food Fights. Jennifer grew up on a small farm near Jeffersontown, Ky., graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in agriculture, and has two children.
John Moody is an administrator for the Whole Life Buying Club in Louisville Kentucky, a board member for the Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund and the Farm Food Freedom Coalition, and a farmer. He is author of the Food Club and Co-op Handbook, columnist for the Wise Traditions Journal of the Weston A. Price foundation, and speaks at conferences such as Mother Earth News. He is married to his lovely wife Jessica and with her shares the joys of raising four kids and living on a farm in rural Kentucky.
Seven Ground Rules for Political Discourse™
Show respect, with no hint of blame
Assume positive intent from all on the other side
Understand and care about the other side’s needs, fears, and proposed solutions
Do not complain without offering solutions with realistic action steps that meet both sides’ needs
Clarify opinion from fact
Seek the truth and workable solutions over political positioning
Where there are moral philosophical differences, clarify without accusation and move on