Bringing together non-like-minded people for fact-based, civil conversations about national, regional, and local issues.
American Public Square is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that is changing the tone and quality of public discourse. We present programs on community, education, health, faith, and civics to create a better understanding among people with opposing views.
AMERICAN PUBLIC SQUARE // SEASON 4
METRO-AREA DEBATE STUDENTS
DINNER AT THE SQUARE
(BY INVITATION ONLY)
MEMBERS SOCIAL HOUR
GREETING AT THE SQUARE
@Breit’s Stein & Deli
THE ELEPHANT & DONKEY IN THE ROOM: THE FUTURE OF AMERICAN POLITICAL PARTIES
Congratulations to MINDDRIVE’s Paula Guinn and Steve Rees, the inaugural recipients of the American Public Square Civil Citizen award!read more
It’s hard to imagine honest, revelatory, even enjoyable conversation between people on distant points of American life right now. But in this public conversation with Krista at the Citizen University annual conference, Matt Kibbe and Heather McGhee show us how.read more
Guest post by Dr. Lee Norman, Panelist, “Eat, Drink and Be Healthy: Public Health Services” on May 9
This may sound odd, coming from a physician, but I believe that the general public and, in particular, public policy makers, place too much emphasis on medical care and too little emphasis on the other determinants of health.read more
One of the tenets of American Public Square is to bring together non-like-minded people for civil conversation. We want to recognize those in our community who share this goal, who create a space in which people with varying points of view can work together to benefit Kansas City.
We present the American Public Square Civil Citizen Award to individuals who inspire us and others.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
ABOUT AMERICAN PUBLIC SQUARE
Thank you so much! I have enjoyed the programs a lot, learned a lot, been dismayed a lot, and changed some of my opinions. So glad you came to Kansas City!
An informative, evenhanded discussion.
I believe that the format of the panel, the panelists themselves, the moderator, and even the audience maintained the mantra of civility in such an impressive manner. The event was not only enjoyable, but also edifying!
Interesting. Refreshing to listen in a calm atmosphere.
Well done! Moderator, civility bell, fact checkers, reception to encourage friendliness, discouraging clapping.