Rudeness and lack of respect for each other has sadly become common place in many open forums. Discussions can turn into loud, angry arguments. Hostility towards those with different opinions has become normalized. What triggers this aggression and how can it be avoided?

The League of Women Voters of Greater Chippewa Valley and the UW-Stout Center for Applied Ethics encourage students, voters, and community members to join in a discussion on civility in public discourse.  The program will be held Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts in Menomonie from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.

The speakers are Dr. Chris Freeman, Professor, UW-Stout Social Science and Dr. Tim Nordin, President Eau Claire School Board. Dr. Freeman will present historical traditions of civil discourse and share his experiences as a member of the Menomonie School Board. Dr. Nordin will discuss his school board leadership when targeted by a death threat.

Ellen Ochs, Annemarie Mcclellan

League of Women Voters of the Greater Chippewa Valley

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