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  • Democracy Forum 7/21/17

    Host: Ann Luther, League of Women Voters of Maine  
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Civil Discourse: Can We Still Do It?

    What civil discourse looks like?
    Why does it seems to be so hard right now?
    How can we practice it ourselves?
    What can we to do encourage it in our leaders and public servants here in Maine?

    Guests:
    Tomas Spath, co-founder of the Institute for Civility in Government
    Matt Motyl, Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois – Chicago
    Andrew Rudalevige, the Thomas Brackett Reed Professor of Government at Bowdoin College

    To learn more about this topic:
    Why Polarization Matters, David Blankenhorn in The American Interest
    The Seven Habits of Highly Depolarizing People, David Blankenhorn in The American Interest
    2016 Colby Civility Poll with the Boston Globe

    The all-volunteer team at the League of Women Voters – Downeast who plan and coordinate this series includes:

    Starr Gilmartin
    Maggie Harling
    Linda Hoskins
    Ann Luther
    Maryann Ogonowski
    Pam Person
    Leah Taylor
    Linda Washburn

    FMI re League of Women Voters of Maine: www.lwvme.org

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    Published on July 21, 2017 · Filed under: Democracy Forum; Tagged as:
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