'It's Time for a Talk' with Host Richard Dreyfuss

'It's Time for a Talk' with Host Richard Dreyfuss

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Date and Time

  • Monday, January 17, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




A partnership of organizations, led by American activist and Academy Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss, is hosting live simultaneous events on the East and West coasts to open a National Conversation in cyberspace regarding America's civics crisis. Entitled, "It's Time for a Talk; The National Conversation on Revitalizing America's Civic Culture," the discussion will address the unprecedented anxiety felt by U.S. citizens regarding our nation's future accompanied by the lack of comprehension surrounding the cultural meaning and heritage of America. The East coast event will be held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington D.C. from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The West coast event will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the University of San Diego.

The two-way discussion open to public participation via Internet will pose the question: "Are you comfortable, confident and at ease, or uncomfortable and uneasy, when you think of the future of the nation in 30 years?"

Panelists will include Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Romer, John Fund, Diane Ravitch, Richard Shenkman, and Admiral Bruce Boland.

The event is free and open to the public. To reserve complimentary tickets in advance, visit or call (212) 222-2916. To participate online, log onto; observers may watch the real-time simulcast covered by C-SPAN.

Photo caption: Richard Dreyfuss leads nationwide civics initiative.

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