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Posted on: February 17, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Join Our Conversation

Conversation Cafe

Join us for our next session: Sunday, March 8 starting at 3:00 p.m.

In a world dominated by politicized talk and social media posts, it often seems like there’s been a decline in respectful conversation. Over the last year and a half, the Southern Pines Public Library has participated in Conversation Cave, a program fostering respectful dialog within our community. 

An open, hosted conversation, the Café is a venue for people to gather and try to make sense of our world. Participants are asked to agree on the following guidelines that set the tone for the dialog: 

  • Open-mindedness: listen to and respect all points of view
  • Acceptance: suspend judgement as best you can
  • Curiosity: seek to understand rather than persuade 
  • Discovery: question assumptions and look for new insights 
  • Sincerity: speak from your heart and personal experience
  • Brevity: go for honesty and depth—don’t go on and on

Anyone interested in this opportunity to listen, reflect, and share ideas in the community is welcome to join. 

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