“Civility in Action: Dialogues about Living in Conversation”
MC Presidential Dialogue Series
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Who: Neel Saxena, Executive Director at Asian American LEAD
Imam Yahya Hendi, Muslim Chaplain, Georgetown University
When: Monday, May 8, 2017 7 PM
Where: Germantown Campus
Bioscience Education Center, 151-152
20200 Observation Drive
Germantown, Maryland 20876
Description: Civil discourse is a practice that strengthens civil society because it opens lines of contact and communication, and builds relationships. In the wake a year marked by public incivility in politics, strained relationships in law enforcement, and violence that has planted suspicion across racial difference, more than ever our communities need to build bridges of understanding. A series of conversations led by MC President DeRionne Pollard will attempt to do that. The series will invite three experts in their fields, to provoke dialogue that is inclusive, intelligent, and civil. By welcoming community members, students, faculty, staff and elected officials, we invite all interested participants to join our engagement efforts to challenge misperceptions, interrogate contradictions, and explore solutions to community problems that respect all parties.
Proposed Invitees: College community; local community members; co-sponsors’ contacts; MCPS folks; donors