Decatur collective schedules diversity conversations

Decatur’s citizen-led, government-supported collective Better Together is hosting a workshop and conversations on community differences in culture, race, age, politics and economic resources, among other topics. The event is 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Ebster Recreation Center, 105 Electric Avenue, Decatur. You can register by going to Led by city consultant Art of Community, discussions are patterned after the World Café Model by utilizing rotating small groups.

There is also a one-day leadership-and-facilitation training in helping people work through diversity issues, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., August 22 at the Decatur Conference Center in the Courtyard by Marriott, 130 Clairemont Avenue. To register, go to

By year’s end or early next year the city hopes to produce a community action plan composed of citizen comments, suggestions and input. Earlier this year, city commissioners approved a $109,000 contract for the Art of Community to help develop the plan.