The 2016 presidential election campaign was filled with invective. One candidate was accused of being a crook and a liar. The other was labelled a misogynist and racist.
Supporters of the candidates were painted with unflattering words, the most memorable of which was “deplorables.”
So where do we go from here? How can we bring the nation together after 18 months of hostility and abuse? Can we bring the nation together?
The Restless Minds discussion group will consider the issue of national reconciliation when it meets in December.
The discussion will be held in the Sewing Room of Oakwood’s Arts and Crafts Center on Tuesday, December 13 beginning at 7:00 p.m.
The Restless Minds group is receptive to all people with open, inquisitive minds. There are no dues or membership requirements. People of all political and social points of view are encouraged to engage in the friendly exchange of ideas each month. Just show up and participate.
Bill Gates, the evening’s discussion leader, hopes that people with a wide variety of political leanings attend this meeting in particular. “It will be good to see where we find common ground, if we can. After this campaign, called one of the most vicious and personalized in history, that remains an open question,” he said.
For more information about Restless Minds monthly meetings, contact Bill Gates or Bobbie Reed at 480-883-7410.