The Unitarian Church of Norfolk and AltDaily are partnering on a different kind of political forum, this Sunday, April 1oth.
Visions for Norfolk’s Future:
A Philosophical Discussion with the Candidates for Mayor of Norfolk
There will be a number of candidate forums leading up to the May 3, 2016 local election. The candidates will talk about many of the same issues at each: education, economic development, sea level rise, and safety.
But in the role of mayor, leadership cuts deeper than policy. Vision is important, but so is character. What are the values guiding how these men live their lives?
“We in Norfolk have a chance to lift the conversation, to reconnect politics and moral discourse,” said Rev. Charlie Dieterich of the Unitarian Church. “Our nation was founded on democracy, and democracy means the involvement of all citizens. A discussion about morals and values has been lacking.”
At this forum we will make an effort to get to understand the hearts and souls of these candidates who wish to lead our community. All three candidates for mayor–Kenny Alexander, Bob McCabe, and Andy Protogyrou–will be there.
In addition to prepared questions from the church and AltDaily, there will be an opportunity for attendees to submit philosophically-minded questions to the candidates.
All are welcome. The event is free, and will run this Sunday, from 1:30 to 3pm. Here is the event on Facebook.
Come be a part of democracy in Norfolk.
The Unitarian Church of Norfolk is located at 739 Yarmouth Street. Here is their website.
Thank you to the generous sponsor of this project, Rose & Womble.
Rose & Womble Realty Co. was born and bred in Hampton Roads – our owners live and work here in the Seven Cities. We are a family-owned and operated business – with multiple generations working at all levels, from agents to managers.The leadership within the company is LOCAL – not out of state – but right here in Hampton Roads.