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Discuss the changing world of calling terms

  • 09 Jun 2019
  • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Glen Echo Park Arcade, third floor, room #302, Glen Echo, MD

Are you a contra dancer?

If so, you might be interested in participating in a professionally facilitated forum on June 9 at Glen Echo Park, prior to the 7:30pm contra dance, where we will be discussing the changing world of calling terms, including the use of traditional and non-gendered words.

The objective of this listening session is to help inform the Dance Chair, with the Dance Committee, as they work on formulating a policy regarding this complex issue, as well as developing guidelines for amending future policies, specifically for the Sunday night dance, as well as other contra dances.

Participants will have an opportunity to speak and voice opinions, thoughts, and concerns. All are welcome. Each participant who wishes to speak will have two minutes, and in the later part of the meeting, if time remains, participants will be invited to briefly offer additional thoughts and ideas.

The meeting will be held at Glen Echo Park, in the Arcade on the third floor, room #302. Note the 5:30 pm start time, which is revised from the first notice of this meeting, to allow us to use a larger meeting room. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

This meeting will be recorded and available for anyone to download post-meeting. Since many people may not be able to attend, an on-line form for submitting brief thoughts and opinions is available here, and will be available post meeting for a two-week period.

After the substance of all the comments has been synthesized, the Dance Chair will communicate policy and rationale, as well as policy setting guidelines, or plans for determining same, by August 15.

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