"I've really enjoyed my participation in Food for Thought both as a facilitator and a participant. Even when people have very different points of view I found that everyone, including myself, has to dig a little deeper to understand the issues and the various points of view. Engaging in these discussion remind me that I have I don't always have the answers or know the subject as well as I thought. I quickly found out that I can learn from someone else, even if I don't' agree with his/her opinion. Food for thought has introduced to some wonderful people that live in Colorado Springs that I probably never would have met otherwise. Along the way I've also gotten to know myself better and have a deeper understanding of the various issues that face our community and our country."
Dee Hiatt, participant and facilitator in numerous
Food for Thought discussion groups
"Food for Thought has allowed complete strangers with very little in common to meet and learn from each other. We are no longer strangers and have more in common than we originally thought."
Ada Torres, MA
"Nothing we talked about changed my mind, But, I started to understand why other people think in ways that I don¹t necessarily agree with. And, I think, vice versa the reverse happened. We could talk with one another and find that we made sense to each other even if we didn't always agree."
Dale Comyford, a self-identified conservative.
"It was all I thought it would be and more. It tested our comfort zone because of people from different walks of life, hearing their perspectives and offering your own perspectives with no concern for someone getting offended. By all means, if you want to be able to freely share your perspectives on issues about the community and enjoy dialogue with people very much different from you I would encourage you to go!"
Vic Tise, Food for Thought participant
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