Here is a great offer from my friend Susan Gleason at Yes! magazine. These free issues are great for distributing at conferences, trainings events, at exhibit booths, etc.
YES! Magazine has a long commitment to the innovations of the dialogue and deliberation movement. Many of you saw copies of the Fall 2008 issue, Purple America, at last year’s NCDD conference, featuring a set of stories about “Conversations Across the Divide.” These inspiring stories illustrate how Americans can engage each other in what are often viewed as difficult or highly polarized conversations: an urban environmental activist finds common ground with her rural farmer father; LGBT youth activists initiate conversations on a roadtrip to conservative college campuses; neighbors hold living room conversations about immigration on the Night of 1,000 Conversations, and Evangelicals share their passion for the environment and social justice.
Through a donor-supported program, YES! is making copies of the Purple America issue, containing these stories and more, available to NCDD members in bulk quantities, completely free of charge (international shipping excepted). To request bulk copies (packaged 50 to a box) of the Purple America issue, please contact Susan Gleason, Media & Outreach Manager, at . Yes! takes care of the shipping charges as well.
The full issue is online at http://yesmagazine.org/issues/purple-america/ if you’d like to check it out before deciding.