CCC Event Spotlight: August 20-26

This week we have a couple of events we’d like to invite you to attend.

CCC Presents – Co-Hosting the Community Deliberative Dialogues on Immigration
August 23 from 7 – 8:30 PM at Cahoots Coffee Cafe 218 W Maumee St. Angola, IN 46703

The week’s dialogue will focus on immigration, an issue that affects virtually every American, directly or indirectly, often in deeply personal ways. The facilitators will help people deliberate together about how we should approach the issue, reflecting different ways of understanding what is at stake and force us to think about what matters most to us when we face difficult problems that involve all of us and that do not have perfect solutions.

Option 1: Welcome Immigrants, Be a Beacon of Freedom

This option says that immigration has helped make America what it is today- a dynamic and diverse culture, an engine of the global economy, and a beacon of freedom around the world.

Option 2: Enforce the Law, Be Fair to Those Who Follow the Rules

This option says we need a fair system, where the rules are clear and, above all, enforced. With an estimated 11 million undocumented people living in the country, our current system is unjust and uncontrolled.

Option 3: Slow Down and Rebuild Our Common Bonds

This option recognizes that newcomers have strengthened American culture in the past. But the current levels of immigration are so high, and the country is now so diverse, that we must regain our sense of national purpose and identity.

Based on the National Issues Forum’s experience in the course of this dialogue, many difficult questions and concerns may arise that extend beyond party lines:

  • Should we strictly enforce the law and deport people who are here without permission, or would deporting millions of people outweigh their crime?
  • Should we welcome more newcomers to build a more vibrant and diverse society, or does this pose too great a threat to national unity?
  • Should we accept more of the growing numbers of refugees from war-torn regions, or should we avoid the risk of allowing in people whose backgrounds may not have been fully checked?
  • Should our priority be to help immigrants assimilate into our distinctively American way of life, including learning English, or should we instead celebrate a growing mosaic of different peoples?

Please join us as we find our common values through our discussion of this difficult topic.

CCC General Meeting
August 25, 2018 at 10 AM at First Congregational UCC 314 W Maumee St, Angola, IN 46703

We hope you join us for our next large group update/planning meeting.  Below is our agenda.

Welcome

  • Remember –Strive to treat others with respect and take responsibility for ourselves thus fostering meaningful relationships among CCC members and also with the wider community

Organizational Updates

Planning our involvement

  • Treasurer’s Report and Fundraising Update
  • Environment Sustainability
  • Social Justice
    • Diversity Bookshelf
    • Fort Wayne Pride/Ideas to Implement
      • Begin meeting as subcommittee
    • Street Reach for the Homeless
  • CCC Presents
    • August 30 – Community Conversation on Energy Choices
    • September 12 – Michindoh Aquifer at Fremont Library
  • Update from Robin on Local Issues
  • Civic Engagement
    • Voter Registration
      • Cruise In on September 19
      • League of Women Voters Voter Registration Workshop: August 27, 2018 from 6-7:30 PM at Trinity English Lutheran Church 450 W Washington Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN 46802, www.lwvfw.org
    • Contact local, state, and federal elected officials about the issues important to you
  • Support local businesses supportive of causes consistent with CCC’s mission

How our members were involved since the last meeting

  • CCC Events
    • CCC Book Club – Seeing White Podcast
    • CCC Presents – Deliberative Dialogues
    • CCC’s Weekly Challenges
      • Increase inclusivity
      • Attend a CCC or Related Event
      • Save the Michindoh Aquifer
      • Support CCC Fundraisers
      • Protect the Endangered Species Act
    • CCC Hot Dog Sales
    • CCC Table at the Picnic with the DeKalb County Democrats
    • Golden Green Soap Company Fundraiser
  • Other Events
    • Save the Michindoh Aquifer
    • Fort Wayne Pride
    • Backyard Bash

Get involved

  • Weekly CCC Challenges –
  • CCC Presents –
    • Co-Hosting the Community Deliberative Dialogues: August 30 from 7 – 8:30 PM at Cahoots Coffee Cafe 218 W Maumee St. Angola, IN 46703
    • Michindoh Aquifer: September 12, 2018 at 6:30 at Fremont Library 1004 Toledo St. Fremont, IN 46737
  • CCC Book Club: September 10, 2018 at 6:30 PM at Carnegie Public Library 322 S. Wayne St. Angola, IN 46703 to discuss parts 3 and 4 of the Seeing White Podcast Series http://www.sceneonradio.org/seeing-white/
  • CCC Booth at the Angola Cruise to the Monument: September 19, 2018 from 5-8 PM in downtown Angola for voter registration

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