Sunday, September 17, 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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Laura Neminski 
Conversations on the Green 

Special Thanks to our Sponsors

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


 Author of "On Tyranny"

 & Yale Historian 

Washington Post 

Democracy in Danger? Heeding History's Lessons

Unchallenged for so long, the primacy and legitimacy of the American system of checks and balances came to be accepted as political bedrock, certain to survive even the most severe earthquakes. 

But the daily headlines show the guardrails of American democracy are absorbing a battering and, many analysts now warn, the entire American experiment is in danger of collapse – a majority of Republicans, a new poll shows, favor postponing the 2020 election if President Trump says it’s the only way to ensure only eligible voters are allowed to cast ballots.

“History does not repeat, but it does instruct,” reads the first line of this season’s hottest historical book, “On Tyranny.” “The European history of the twentieth century shows us that societies can break, democracies can fall, ethics can collapse, and ordinary men can find themselves standing over death pits with guns in their hands.”

The book’s author, the noted Yale Historian Timothy  Snyder, will discuss the state of the country’s political health with The Washington Post’s celebrated columnist, Jennifer Rubin, one of the intellectual pillars of neo-conservative movement, at the next “Conversation On the Green,” the interactive Town Hall series.

Moderated by

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:

  • $45 - Individual tickets.
  • $250 per person - "Angels on the Green" tickets, 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.

$88.50 per person
Includes select wine, tax and gratuity.