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Good food. Great discussion. Better community. Discussion Over Dinner is a monthly event hosted by State Street Community Church and the Pax Center in downtown LaPorte, Indiana. The equation is quite simple; we eat, we talk, and we learn.

Good food. Great discussion. Better community. Discussion Over Dinner is a monthly event hosted by State Street Community Church and the Pax Center in downtown LaPorte, Indiana. The equation is quite simple; we eat, we talk, and we learn.
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Good food. Great discussion. Better community. Discussion Over Dinner is a monthly event hosted by State Street Community Church and the Pax Center in downtown LaPorte, Indiana. The equation is quite simple; we eat, we talk, and we learn.

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@nateloucks

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Episodes

The Latino-American Experience in LaPorte County

5/29/2019
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In this episode of Discussion Over Dinner, we have a conversation about the rich and varied stories and experiences of Latino-Americans in LaPorte County. LaPorte County has over 7,000 residents that have a history in Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, or South America. Join us as we listen to three LaPorte County residents with Latin American roots tell their stories and share their viewpoints.

Duration:01:25:18

Middle School Education in LaPorte

3/28/2019
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This month's Discussion Over Dinner is about middle school education in LaPorte, Indiana. Among many other things, we talked about the experience of middle schoolers in LaPorte and how it has changed over the last few years and the new middle/intermediate school in LaPorte.

Duration:01:29:29

The Black Experience in LaPorte County

2/26/2019
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Why is it so hard to have a civil conversation about race? Are we afraid of looking ignorant, being invalidated, or being attacked if we really have an intense discussion about race? Discussion Over Dinner opened up space for black members of our community to share their experiences.

Duration:01:39:04

Elementary Education

1/19/2019
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Reading. Writing. Arithmetic. In 1818, the Three R's appeared in "The Lady's Magazine" to describe the basic skills taught in primary schools. But, much has changed since the 1800s. There are challenges educators have today that they didn't 15-20 years ago.

Duration:01:37:13

Economic Development

12/21/2018
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Many Rust Belt communities, large and small, are seeking ways to evolve their economies from reliance on low-skill factory jobs and company town employers (many now long gone) to more diverse and dynamic entrepreneurial economies. In what ways is LaPorte, Indiana leadership trying to evolve and grow through these larger changes happening around the country?

Hunger & Homelessness

11/16/2018
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It's National Hunger & Homeless Awareness Week in America. We have convened an expert panel of people who deal with hunger and homelessness in LaPorte County every day.

Civic Engagement

10/19/2018
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The 2018 midterm election is right around the corner. So, we talked civilly about politics!

Criminal Justice

9/21/2018
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We chatted about bail reform, restorative justice initiatives, and the process and challenges one goes through when they enter the criminal justice system.

Addictions

8/17/2018
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The world of addiction and recovery is fraught with beliefs and assumptions. We talk with three experts in LaPorte County about addiction and recovery.

Mental Health

7/20/2018
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With the help of the July panel, we talked about understanding mental health and those who have been diagnosed, the prevalence of mental health in LaPorte County, and how to be a good neighbor and friend to those struggling with mental and emotional stress.

Child Advocacy

6/22/2018
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A conversation with nonprofit and education leaders about child advocacy.