(editor's pick)Civility in Public Converation- Have We Lost Our Ability to Talk?
Monday, May 21, 2012 9 AM
Cost: See description for pricing breakdown.
Category: Community Event, Lectures / Seminars
Contact: UND Conflict Resolution Center 701.777.3664
2901 University Ave.
Grand Forks, ND 58202
We are hitting the campaign train and one of the hottest topics of our time! Lets talk about why we can't talk without inciting riots and taking hardline and extreme positions; and why Washington has gone from a place where our representatives could have lunch AND still fight hard for what they believe to be right, to large empty spaces where you can't cross invisible party lines. What do the various schools of thought have to offer? What causes incivility? How does it benefit or harm us as a society and a democracy, and where are we headed? Join us for our 5th Annual Symposium where we will answer those questions, and many more!
All events at the UND Memorial Union unless otherwise noted. Welcome to the Public!
Monday, May 21
9:00-11:45 am: Civility: What do you Mean? Perspectives from Sociology (Jan Moen, Bemidji State), Law (Kathryn Rand, Dean of UND's Law School), Psychology (Mark Covey, Concordia College), Communication (Mark Meister, NDSU), and Political Science (Prof. Mark Jendrysik, UND).
12:00-12:45 pm: Featuring Eric Burin: Case Study of Civility in School Closing
(bring your own lunch, refreshments provided)
1:30-2:30 pm: Purpose of Civility and Incivility: Who, When and Where is it ok and who benefits.A discussion for participants to really talk about when society feels incivility is warranted, who uses it and for what purposes, and the structures that support civility.Featuring Facilitators: Dr. Carenlee Barkdull & Dr. Brett Weber, UND Social Work Department.
2:30-5:00 pm: Welcome Reception - all are invited to attend!
7:00-9:00 pm:Community Conversation on Civility in Politics with US Senator and ND Native Byron Dorgan, with special guest Hal Gershman, Grand Forks City Council, and moderated by Prof. Curt Stofferahn, Sociology, Chair of Faculty Senate, UND.
Location:Chester Fritz Library, Sponsor of this event featuring Dorgan's works.
These events are all open to the public - all are welcome. However, space is limited. Please guarantee your seat by registering by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (701.777.3664) to reserve a spot in each session.
Cost per session is $15/person Monday-Wednesday (or discounted to $25 for a full day).Noon presentations are free of charge.Attend each day Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for $50.00 total.The cost for the 1.5 day training with Civility Experts is $150/person ($50 for UND students). Refreshments will be served.
Parking is available on the street without charge on campus, as well as for a fee in the parking lot on the corner of Columbia Street and University Avenue.
Parking InformationUnless special parking arrangements have been stated above, off-campus guests for this event may use the pay-as-you-go option in the Parking Ramp (corner of 2nd Ave N and Columbia Road), the Visitor Lot (off Centennial Drive), or a Parking Meter. Parking in any other parking lot on-campus requires a parking pass which can be purchased directly through UND Parking Services, Twamley Hall Rm 204 (M, W-F 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM and Tu 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM).
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