“Civility in Action: Dialogues about Living in Conversation”
MC Presidential Dialogue Series
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Who: Pastors Chris and Dennis Wiley, Covenant Baptist United Church of Christ
When: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 7 PM
Where: Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
Cultural Arts Center
7995 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
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.
College community; local community members; co-sponsors’ contacts; MCPS folks; donors