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Date: July 17, 2017 at 7:23:16 AM EDT
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Subject: CORRECTION: Media Release: LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS SPONSORS PROGRAMS ON CIVIL DISCOURSE: CAN WE STILL DO IT?

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LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS – DOWNEAST
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                            
July 14, 2017
Contact: Ann Luther
(207) 460-9587
downeast@lwvme.org                                                                                                               
 
CIVIL DISCOURSE: CAN WE STILL DO IT?
FOCUS OF TWO PROGRAMS

What does civil discourse look like, why does it seem to be so hard right now, how we can practice it ourselves, and what can we do to encourage it in our leaders and public servants?  These topics will be the focus of two July programs sponsored by the League of Women Voters – Downeast.

Friday, July 21, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., the League’s Democracy Forum radio program on WERU-FM 89.9 FM Blue Hill, 99.9 FM Bangor (www.weru.org) will feature:

  • Cassandra Dahnke:  co-founder of the Institute for Civility in Government
  • Matt Motyl:  Asst. professor at the University of Illinois – Chicago and a political psychologist who studies group conflict
  • Andrew Rudalevige: the Thomas Brackett Reed Professor of Government at Bowdoin College

These guests will be discussing issues related to Civil Discourse with moderator Ann Luther of the League of Women Voters of Maine.   Listeners are invited to call in with questions during the second half of the show.

Wednesday, July 26, from 5.30 – 7.00 p.m., everyone is invited to join the ongoing community discussion of this topic at Pat’s Pizza in Ellsworth.   Guests will be:

  • Nina St Germain:  founder of the Togetherness Project in Bar Harbor, which seeks to encourage civility in communication
  • Ron Beard:  partner in the Bar Harbor Togetherness Project and adjunct faculty at COA and emeritus professor at U. Maine
  • Peggy Smith:  founder and trainer at Open Communication in Lincolnville 

Free snacks and cash bar will be available.

For more information: email downeast@lwvme.org or visit our web site at www.lwvme.org

 
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The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

 
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