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The Village Square

The Village Square believes in the power of dialogue and disagreement. We spearhead a variety of programming centered around civility and community-building (especially among political opposites). Locally, we work with a variety of community partners, offering more than 30 programs a year. Nationally, we assist other communities with their civility efforts and provide support as needed. Events and programs are created with the intent of building community, fostering dialogue, encouraging disagreement, and ultimately, increasing empathy.
News. Community. Debate. Levers for better democracy.

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Podcast: Forget Washington, Save America

What if we turn our eyes from Washington and rededicate ourselves to the most essential aspect of democratic self-governance that Washington doesn't ultimately control — the "of, by, and for the people" of it all? And what might happen in Washington if we did? The Village Square podcast is joined by former U.S. Congressman Jason Altmire with his unique insider knowledge and a determination to doggedly tell the truth.

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