Minyan of Thinkers Critical Conversations Interest Form
Connect is the name of this year's cohort. Minyan of Thinkers is the larger initiative which has been operating for the last five years. We look forward to hearing from you!
About
The Minyan of Thinkers creates intellectually safe spaces to discuss contentious issues with other thoughtful, reflective young people. This is a place for deep thinkers who want to find their voice in a sea of polarizing voices. We build cohorts of 10-15 people from a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, faith, and non-faith backgrounds to participate. Some cohorts are intra-religious, or intra-ethnic, while others are discussions across groups. In all cohorts, we seek diversity of thought, perspective, and experience.

Cohorts meet monthly for 2 hours for 6 sessions. In advance of our meetings we read scholarly articles or book chapters that serve to ground our discussions in evidence, including historical and demographic data. In addition, we develop a final product in the form of written reflection pieces based on our discussions.

ELIGIBILITY
• You are committed to dialogue as a path to opening up an intellectually open and honest conversation about challenging issues.
• You can commit to attending six sessions; reading pre-assigned texts prior to each session; and writing a reflection piece that can be shared publicly about anything we have touched on in any of our sessions.
First and last name
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Age
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Gender or non-gender identity/ what pronouns you prefer
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Racial and/or ethnic identity
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Faith or non-faith identity
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Current city and state
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Current professional title and organization
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Email address
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Best number to reach you
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What are the most critical questions or issues you wish you had a safe space to ponder with others?
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What attracts you to this dialogue group?
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What “gifts” do you bring to contribute to the success of the group and its goal of furthering conversations in intellectually open and honest ways?
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If you were to be a part of the group, what do you see yourself doing afterwards to affect positive change in your community?
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Thank you for your responses! You will now be considered for the next cohort, and we will be in touch with you.
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