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Be the Change: Restoring Democracy through Civil Discussion

Event Description

Over the last several decades, support for democracy has declined as polarization divides our society and its political institutions. Healing the divide begins with civil discussion, but why is it so hard to listen, discuss, and debate respectfully with those we disagree with?

Carolyn Long has both professional and personal experience bridging America’s divides. In addition to being a political science professor and a former candidate for the US House of Representatives, she is married to a man on the opposite side of the political spectrum. “I reach across the aisle every time I ask my husband to pass the salt,” Long told a Seattle newspaper.

Join Long to discuss how people can reengage with each other and strengthen our democracy. Based on Long’s experiences convening civil discussion groups, audiences will discover the solutions to our tense national moment that lie locally. Long shows us how to move forward by bringing together truly diverse groups of committed citizens to discuss issues and challenges, identifying the values we share rather than the positions that divide us.

  • When
  • March 25, 2019
    6:30 pm
  • Where
  • Camas Public Library
    625 NE 4th Ave Camas, Washington 98607 United States
  • Who
  • Carolyn Long
  • Host
  • Camas Public Library
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