Exploring Goshen’s Third Side

Exploring Goshen’s Third Side

The final workshop at The Salon was: Exploring Goshen's Third Side:  "When spider webs unite, they can halt even the lion” Led by Philip Thomas, the event provided a space to reflect on some of the themes that emerged over the month, particulalrly with respect to...

Dialogue – The Challenge of Bridging Divides

Dialogue – The Challenge of Bridging Divides

To help bring a full month of events into focus and explore possible next steps, the Salon hosted a workshop led by Philip Thomas: Dialogue: The Challenge of Crossing Divides The workshop explored the importance of taking a “dialogic approach” to bridge the divides...

Immigration Resource Center Presentation Follow-up

Immigration Resource Center Presentation Follow-up

Last Tuesday night, January 10, 55 people turned out for a presentation on an immigrant resource center in Elkhart County. I presented on the model of Indianapolis’s Immigrant Welcome Center, which works to both connect recent immigrants to resources in the community...

What else will we lose if ACA is repealed?

By now we are all aware that if ACA is repealed, then millions of Americans will lose subsidized health care coverage that they otherwise could not afford. And if ACA approved Medicaid expansion programs are halted, this will result in loss of state-implemented health...

Connecting the Dots

Connecting the Dots

It’s been a real privilege to convene a wide array of groups and individuals through the Civic Salon; not just at the events themselves, but through organizing meetings and interviews to gauge what issues and opportunities seem most ripe for convergence....