Critical Conversation: A Positive Community Dialogue

For Immediate Release: January 20, 2020
Contact: Renée Cardarelle, 320-248-4629,

(Buffalo, MN – January, 2020) Residents of Wright County are invited to join Critical Conversations – Wright County for a 4-part series about the national economy and how it affects the local community. Hosted by Ole Olson and Renee Cardarelle.

The Critical Conversation Economic Series asks: We live in one of the wealthiest countries – so why does it feel like there’s never enough? Have you ever wondered why we seem to have less in our wallets when everyone says we have a strong economy? Do you ever wonder how national financial trends affect us here in Wright County?

To explore these questions Critical Conversations – Wright County is hosting a 4-part series about our national economy and how it affects us in our local community. The first installment is entitled: “Making Sense of the Rhetoric Around Our Economy”. We will discuss differing viewpoints of what makes a “healthy” economy, the shrinking middle class, and other local concerns.

This event will be held Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 10:00 AM – Noon at United Faith Community UCC, 8 South First Ave, Buffalo. Refreshments will be served. This is FREE and open to anyone. Childcare will be provided.

Be sure to save the dates for the remaining 3 Conversations (all to be held at United Faith Community UCC):

  • March 14 – Healthcare and the Economy
  • April 18 – National Policy (tariffs and trade) and it’s impact on local jobs, farms, and businesses
  • May 16 – Housing and Homelessness

The Critical Conversation goal is to come together as a community and learn how to engage in positive conversations about current issues. Through these Critical Conversations we promote: embracing diverse ideas, embracing our neighbors, compassion, a shared humanity, win-win conversations and actions, and pursuing integrity, honesty, and truth.

For more information contact: or call 763-682-5171.

Ole Olson is Pastor of United Faith Community UCC, which is focused on addressing peace and social justice issues here in Wright County.  Renee Cardarelle, the founder of Critical Conversations, is a long-time non-profit leader and running for MN House of Representatives in District 29A.

Ole Olson, Pastor
United Faith Community UCC
P.O. Box 182
Buffalo, MN