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Z?calo Public Square connects people to ideas and to each other by examining essential questions in an accessible, broad-minded, and democratic spirit. At a time when our country’s public sphere and our global digital conversation have become ever more polarized and segregated, Z?calo seeks to create a welcoming intellectual space and engage a new and diverse generation in the public square. We pursue our mission by convening events and by publishing ideas journalism. Because democracy is as much a culture as it is a system, we believe that creating meaningful opportunities for citizens to communicate with-and learn from-one another both nurtures and protects it.
Volunteers will help out at events being held by Z?calo Public Square. Duties include assisting the Field Producer in house management by keeping track of guests as they arrive, reserving seats for special guests, meeting and accomodating the needs of speakers as instructed, survey distribution and whatever else that may be asked of them at that time. Volunteers may also be asked to assist the Program Coordinator at registration by checking off guests as they arrive, directing people to the stand by line, escorting special guests to reserved seating areas, among other tasks. Once the program starts, they may sit and watch until the reception at the end of our programs.