October 22, 2013 @ 9:30 pm – October 23, 2013 @ 12:00 am
St. John's Unitarian Universalist Church
320 Resor Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45220
Free with advanced reservation
Sean Comer

Portune HartmannWe are proud to announce the first Side-by-Side of the fall will feature two of our County Commissioners, Greg Hartmann and Todd Portune on Tuesday, October 22nd.  We hope you will join us for the next installment of the series.  You can reserve your spot now by clicking here: Reservations.


From the four Side-by-Sides last year, we saw the power of stories to build connections between people. After our Side-by-Side presenters described their families and the people and events that shaped them from childhood, audiences reported in overwhelming percentages that their most negative assumptions and attitudes about the presenting individuals were softened or even changed.

Doors will open at 5:30 pm for a reception with light refreshments.  The program will begin at 6:30 pm and conclude at 8:00 pm.  Directions to the St. John’s Unitarian Universalist Church can be found by clicking on the link: Directions.

This is the first event of our 2013 Fall series.  We will be announcing the remainder of the series on a future date.  Stay up to date by checking back to www.beyondcivility.org and by joining our mailing list.

The Side-by-Side series is being co-sponsored by the Hamilton County Republican Party, the Hamilton County Democratic Party, the Charter Committee of Cincinnati, The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, the YWCA and the League of Women Voters.  WCET and WVXU are media partners.  

The series offers an antidote to the contentious and sometimes toxic national political rhetoric that is serving to polarize our society by inviting local political leaders to share their reflections on the people and experiences that helped to form the political beliefs and positions they hold today.

We believe we are less likely to demonize people we know personally, and are pleased to offer this opportunity to get behind the party platforms and political personas of election campaigns and get to know our public officials on a more personal level.


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