CCC has lots of events we’re sponsoring and participating in this week.
Save Our Water Rally–Protect The Michindoh Aquifer: August 13, 2018 from 5-8 PM
Ed Kidston hasn’t backed down with his plan to sell our water for profit to those who already have access to clean water. This jeopardizes the water rights of those in parts of Steuben (townships of Clear Lake, York, Richland, and parts of Fremont, Scott, Otsego, and Salem as well as the municipalities of Hudson, Ashley, Hamilton, and Clear Lake), DeKalb, and Allen Counties in Indiana; parts of Hillsdale, Lenawee, and Branch Counties in Michigan; and parts of Williams, Fulton, and Defiance Counties in Ohio, who rely on the Michindoh Aquifer as their only source of water.
Get involved by heading out to Pioneer, Ohio to rally to save the water rights of those who rely on the Michindoh Aquifer as their sole source of water.
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CCC Book Club: August 13, 2018 at 6:30 PM
When is the last time you thought about your race/ethnicity? If you’re White, chances are that you don’t have to think about it very often. Being White is often referred to as the “invisible race” because of the privilege it affords. Scene on Radio’s Seeing White Podcast Series seeks to help make whiteness less invisible by exploring what it means to be white. We’ll consider questions, such as “Where did the notion of ‘whiteness’ come from? What does it mean? What is whiteness for?” and more. We hope you can join us to discuss the first two episodes, “Turning the Lens” and “How Race Was Made,” at Carnegie Public Library 322 S. Wayne St. Angola, IN 46703.
DeKalb County Democrats Family Picnic at the Park: August 14, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM
The DeKalb County Democrats are celebrating the end of summer with a family-friendly potluck-style picnic. They’re supplying free pizza, water, and soda and attendees are invited to bring a dish if desired. At the picnic, attendees will have a chance to hear from Courtney Tritch, who is running for Congress; Marty Lemert, who is running for Indiana House District 52; and other local Democratic candidates. CCC will also have a table and will hand out information about the Michindoh Aquifer. The event will be held at Eastside Park in Garrett, Indiana.
CCC Presents – Co-Hosting the Community Deliberative Dialogues: August 16, 2018 from 7 – 8:30 PM
Join us for CCC Presents, as we co-host the Community Conversations on Thursdays in August. CCC is partnering with local congregations to facilitate non-religious and non-partisan conversations to build bridges through identifying common values while discussing tough topics. The conversation on August 16th from 7-8:30 PM at Cahoots Cafe will focus on mass shootings.
According to the Washington Post, 1,102 individuals have been gunned down in mass shootings in the U.S. since August 1, 1966, when a University of Texas student sniper fired on passersby from the campus clock tower, and thousands more have survived the attacks forever changed by devastating injuries, shattered families, and psychological scars. But we don’t have to go very far back in time to think of several recent mass shootings—Orlando, Florida; San Bernardino, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Sutherland Springs, Texas; Parkland, Florida; and other places. As these shoots have increased in frequency, so have the concerns many people across the nation, leaving us to wrestle with the question, “How can we stop these violent acts and ensure that people feel safe in their homes and communities?”
Our discussion will focus on the pros and cons of three options for answering that question:
- Option One: Reduce the Threat of Mass Shootings
- This option identifies the root problem as people being too vulnerable to violence because of the ease of access to deadly weapons and suggests the solution is restricting access to weapons and improving identification of possible shooters to prevent their plans.
- Option Two: Equip People to Defend Themselves
- This option identifies the root problem as most people are unable to defend themselves against sudden danger from violence and the solution is defending ourselves with our Second Amendment rights rather than waiting for someone to rescue us.
- Option Three: Root Out Violence in Society
- This option identifies the root problem as living in a culture that perpetuates violence and numbs people to its effects and the solution as stopping the glorification of violence to break this cycle.
We hope you join us for these events and invite someone you know to attend!