What Do I Think? Series w/ Gabrielle Schonder

What Do I Think? is a six-week series on Zoom designed to allow participants to do the inner work of developing one’s own opinion on key political issues. We'll be bringing clarity and understanding to big issues in a nonpartisan and safe setting so participants can have their questions answered by experts, form their own opinions and be inspired to participate in the November election AND future local elections with conviction and passion.

About the Workshop

As a primer to politics, we've designed a series of thoughtful conversations to help answer your questions about the biggest political issues of our time. Consider it a nonpartisan crash course on American politics in 2020: how we got here; where we go from here; and also, how to navigate these topics with loved ones with whom we may disagree.

Experts, armed with unbiased lenses, will guide us through a variety of complex issues, by breaking down the concepts, shedding light on the mainstream perspectives on each issue, and highlighting the surrounding political nuances. The goal is to help participants determine where they stand.

This is not a debate. 

There will be no candidate endorsing or bashing. 

This is a nonpartisan, issue-neutral, educational arena for participants to safely understand the core values of the big political issues. This is a platform to develop informed opinions so that participants can confidently engage in political discussions, understand alternate perspectives and determine a personal voting strategy that accurately represents one’s ideals.

Week 1 - September 28  | 7:30-9pm EST
Intros, Primer to Politics, Media Literacy + Guns
Guest Expert: Patti Russo, Executive Director of The Campaign School at Yale

Week 2 - October 5 | 7:30-8:30pm EST
Healthcare + COVID
Guest Expert: Dr. Sejal Hathi, M.D., M.B.A., Primary Care Doctor at Massachusetts General Hospital, Clinical Fellow on the faculty of Harvard Medical School + Host of the CivicRX podcast

Week 3 - October 12 | 7:30-8:30pm EST
Social Justice: Race + Gender Equality

Guest Experts: Dr. Khalilah Brown-Dean, Associate Professor of Political Science at Quinnipiac University  + author of Identity Politics in the United States + Gretchen Carlson, American Journalist + author of Be Fierce: Stop Harassment and Take Your Power Back

Week 4 - October 22 | 7:30-8:30pm EST
Education + Affordable Housing

Guest Experts: Russlynn Ali, Co-Fonder + CEO of XQ Institute + Anika Singh Lemar, J.D., Clinical Associate Professor at Yale Law School

Week 5 - October 26 | 7:30-8:30pm EST
The Economy + Immigration

Guest Expert: Thea M. Lee, President of the Economic Policy Institute

Week 6 - November 2 | 7:30-9pm EST
The Environment + Conflict Resolution + Inspiration to Vote Tomorrow

Guest Experts: Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, marine biologist, policy expert, writer. CEO ofOcean Collectiv, founder ofUrban Ocean Lab+ Co-Editor of All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis+ Katie Rowen, SVP + General Counsel at an international public company + Conflict Resolution Expert 

Each session will be recorded and sent to any participants who are unable to make live session dates.

About the Facilitator

Everwell member, Gabrielle is a national affairs reporter with PBS Frontline and covers the White House. Previously, Gabrielle was at CBS News for 10 years, mostly covering Washington. She loves politics and will support participants as they weed through the often overwhelming breaking news alerts, helping you understand where it’s worth it to engage and what’s better off left alone.

Complimentary for Members
$120 for Non-Members*

*Price includes six-part series. 
Non-members may want to consider signing up for a Digital Membership for $49/month to join this event complimentary and benefit from all of our other programming. Click here to learn more and apply, or email us at connect@theeverwell.com.

**Zoom meeting link will be included in your emailed ticket confirmation.

In the event that you must cancel your reservation, tickets are non-refundable 24 hours prior to the event. Please email connect@theeverwell.com for all cancellation requests.

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