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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.
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™
Video from Prior Events
Okay, I modified the Nine Ground Rules for Cohesive Team BehaviorTM into something I think we could use for political discussions. There are now Seven Ground Rules for Political DiscourseTM and here are the first two.
#1 – Show respect, assuming good motives
- Assume that everyone’s motives are for the good of the nation / state / people
- Never speak negatively behind someone’s back
- No speculation of people’s motives
- Apologize regularly, especially when crossing lines while fighting about issues
- Forgive freely, realizing that we are all just working for the good of the team
#2 – Do not complain without offering solutions
- The thing you are complaining about is the very problem that needs to be solved
- Valuable time and energy could be spent solving problems
- Every time you complain about someone or something, you cement the core cause of the problem instead of solving it
This seems awfully daunting. What would compel people to start showing respect and quit complaining?