Sunday, July 23, 2017 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
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St. John's Church Parish Hall
9 Parsonage Lane
Washington, CT 06793

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Thank you to our Sponsors and Underwriters:

  • The Glenmede Trust Company
  • Western Connecticut Health Network
  • The Matthews Group
  • Drakeley Pool Company, LLC
  • Grace Mayflower Inn & Spa

And for the generosity of
Ericson Insurance Advisors



Conversations on the Green

Joy-Ann Reid
July 23, 2017

We all feel it: the palpable anxiety coursing through Democrats and Republicans alike as the gathering storm of a Constitutional crisis looms on the horizon.

We don’t know yet how Trumpgate or the administration’s contempt for democratic norms will shake out. But the political landscape already is engulfed in a funnel cloud that threatens to derail the framers’ carefully constructed designs to separate and delegate Federal powers.

 The tribal partisan chasm over health care, tax reform and immigration already defines our increasingly bloody political discourse. But now it also is provoking questions of law and accountability and fracturing the very constraints that have controlled the American experiment for two centuries.

 In the face of this brewing confrontation, Joy-Ann Reid, the MSNBC host and one of the country’s premier political analysts and commentators, will discuss the country’s crisis at the next “Conversation On the Green,” the interactive Town Hall series.

 An author and historian, Reid also is an MSNBC host and a national political correspondent for the cable news network. She is the author of last year’s best-selling history “Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons and the Racial Divide,” an analysis of the recent history of the Democratic Party.  With E.J. Dionne, she last year also published “We Are The Change We Seek,” a collection of Barack Obama’s greatest addresses, beginning with his 2002 speech opposing the Iraq War and closing with his emotional farewell address in Chicago in January 2017.

Reid’s MSNBC program, “A.M. Joy”, is aired on weekends from 10 a.m. to noon. A 51-year-old graduate of Harvard University, she is intimately schooled in the nuts and bolts of politics. During the 2004 presidential campaign, she was the Florida deputy communications director for the 527 “America Coming Together” initiative and was a press aide in the final stretch of President Barack Obama’s 2008 Florida campaign.

A regular contributor to “The Daily Beast,” Reid’s columns and essays have appeared in newspapers and magazines around the country.

Moderated by
Jane Whitney
Former NBC News correspondent & talk show host. Audience members will be  encouraged to participate in the interactive town-hall style format.

All proceeds benefit:

  • Greenwoods Counseling Referrals, Inc. - Helping members of the Litchfield County Community and beyond find access to compassionate and high-quality mental health and related care.
  • New Milford Hospital - helping to secure the latest technology, attract the best medical staff and provide the compassionate, patient-centered care for which they are nationally recognized. 
  • Susan B. Anthony Project - promoting safety, healing, and growth for all survivors of domestic and sexual abuse and advocates for the autonomy of women and the end of interpersonal violence.

Tickets are available at two levels:

  • Individual tickets are $45.
  • "Angels on the Green" tickets are $250 per person and include preferred seating and a chance to meet the speakers at a cocktail reception following the conversation at The Grace Mayflower Inn & Spa.

Seating is limited. To reserve your place:

  1. Call Conversations on the Green at 203-947-1968 or email: conversationsonthegreen@gmail.com Please let us know what type and how many tickets you'd like and how you prefer to be contacted.
  2. To buy tickets online with a Credit Card or PayPal, click "Register Now!" below.
  3. To buy tickets by mail, click on the Mail-in Response form, print and fill out, and return it by email or regular mail as soon as possible.

Some portion of your payment is tax deductible.
We suggest you consult with your accountant or attorney.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Continue the Conversation

Immediately following the  "Angels" reception, enjoy a prix fixe dinner at the Grace Mayflower Inn & Spa. Open exclusively to event attendees, enjoy a 3-course dinner artfully prepared by executive chef Isaac Olivo.

Includes select wine, tax & gratuity.


$88.50 per person