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Civility is the topic for LWV meeting

Posted: Friday, March 11, 2011

“Why be Civil?” is a panel discussion with a theorist, a politician and reporter at the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly Chambers on Saturday, March 19, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The panel features a discussion about civility in politics.

The recent shooting in Tucson and escalating uncivil political discourse in our country prompted the idea for a public conversation and to take the opportunity to invite statewide and local leaders and experts during the Legislative Session.

Panelists are state Sen. Gary Stevens, Ph.D. and president of the state Senate, Jonathan Anderson, Ph.D. Professor at UAS and City and Borough of Juneau Assembly member, and Rena Delbridge, a former AP reporter and current legislative aide to Rep. Mike Hawker

LWV Board Member Jim Powell will moderate the discussion.

The talk will cover the following topics:

• Clarify the meaning of civility

• Importance of civility in a democratic society

• Examples of civility and incivility

• How can the leaders and the general public contribute to civility?

• How can the media contribute?

• What you can do when confronted with incivility?

For questions please contact Jim Powell at 209-5676 or carolyn Brown at 321-0784.



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