During the recent state and federal election season Haithum Fakhouri, Bold Media. lamented the lack of real discussions on facebook about issues and candidates. A proposal came about to have some face-to-face time with what he called an offline discussion.
"Offline Discussions" offers local citizens the ability to engage in political and social conversation without technological barriers. Fakhouri describes it as hoping T"that through personal interaction, people of all backgrounds can sit and discuss hot topic issues in a respectful manner."
The chats will be loosely moderated to keep the conversation on focus but each meeting is a life of its own. All political, economic, ethnic and religious backgrounds are welcome.
"We held our first meeting of "Offline Discussions" and it was a massive success. A group of individuals from different ethnic and political backgrounds met for 2 hours to discuss political topics without belittling or demeaning one another. I'm thankful for all who showed up and look forward to our next meeting on Tuesday, December 11."
Get rid of the keyboards and gr
ab a drink and chat. Invite your friends!
What's not allowed:
Personal attacks against members or political figures,
The typewriter had hoped to attend but was recovering from his ill-fated attempt at showboat dancing at the Livonia Symphony Orchestra annual dinner. No more dancing but lots more talking.
See you all at the Claddaugh on December 11.