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Luncheon Club

From: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 11:30 AM

To: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 1:00 PM

Street: 701 E Coliseum Blvd
City: Fort Wayne
State: Indiana
Country: USA
Join the Lunch Club of the Allen County Democratic Party at their monthly meeting as they discuss local and state issues with fellow party members, community leaders and elected officials.

Anyone that would like to order lunch from the restaurant menu and still have time to socialize are encouraged to come a little earlier. 

March 28, 2018 –


Professor Andrew Downs will speak on the topic of:


“Having Difficult Conversations in these Polarized Times!”


The “state of our Union” is constantly being challenged by political rhetoric and factions of people who will only “talk” and/or “listen” to like-minded people. Dr. Andrew Downs will be talking about how we can have productive conversations with people who agree and disagree with us.  He will argue that this is how we protect our democracy. 


Dr. Downs is the first Director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at IPFW.  The Center is named in honor of his father, Mike, who was considered by many to be Fort Wayne's foremost academic authority on politics.  The Center is a nonpartisan organization devoted to helping the people of Indianaunderstand the role of politics and government in their daily lives.  As the Director, Andrew gives talks, visits K-12 schools, and answers questions about politics and government.  He also teaches courses on public policy and state and local politics.  Andrew earned his Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame, a MA from Ball State University, and an MPA and BA from IPFW.  Prior to joining IPFW, he worked for city, county, and state governments. 


The luncheon and speaker will be held at the Pizza Hut (located next to the Office Depot on Coliseum Blvd.), 11:30 a.m. The speaker will begin at 12:15 p.m.

Bobbi Weikle
Phone: (260) 414-4575

The Allen County Democratic Party
7301 Decatur Road Fort Wayne, IN 46816
Phone: (260) 478-8239

Office Hours: Monday and Thursday 9 am to 11 am, Wednesday 12 pm to 2 pm or by appointment.

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