CIVILITY MATTERS: Building An Immune System for Our Country
Revive your commitment to civility! All are warmly invited to Civility Matters: Building An Immune System for Our Country hosted by the Door County Civility Project and Write On, Door County. Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 pm Stone Harbor Conference Center 107 N. First Avenue in Sturgeon Bay Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar available
The program will feature Dr. Kay Collier McLaughlin, who spoke with The Door County Civility Project in 2018 on her book Talking Together: Getting Beyond Polarization Through Civil Dialogue. This April, Dr. McLaughlin will speak about the ways Talking Together is building on that work, including a focus on building an immune system for the country to combat the hatred in our culture and world, creative response to the challenge, including local singers joining Collier McLaughlin to introduce pieces from her new Talking - Together inspired musical, “The Love Umbrella and Rubber Band Me,” and the Talking Together Challenge.
Collier McLaughlin continues her work across the country as a consultant guiding organizations in leading and succeeding with civility . Her new book, a collection of essays on the current cultural and civil unrest which were written for the Lexington Herald Leader during her year as a Community Columnist and continuing on her Facebook Page, “The Crazy Bird Sings On” is entitled “Hope in the Darkness” and will be available Fall 2019. Dr. McLaughlin’s books will be available at $20, cash or check.
Please RSVP or by calling the Door County Community Foundation at 920-746-1786. A suggested contribution of $20 is greatly appreciated.
Write On, Door County will host a free follow-up conversation on this topic on Thursday, April 18, 1-3 pm at their facility at 4177 Juddville Rd, Fish Creek.
Additional information about Write On, Door County can be found at WriteOnDoorCounty.org.
Additional information on the Door County Civility Project, a fund of the Door County Community Foundation Inc., can be found at DoorCountyCivilityProject.org. The Door County Community Foundation, Inc. is a collection of separate charitable funds set up by individuals, families, non-profit organizations, private foundations and businesses that are managed, invested and disbursed for the current and future good of Door County. The Foundation was launched in 1999 and currently administers more than $22 million in charitable assets.
bystander/upstander WORKSHOP presented by Fit Oshkosh, inc.
EMPOWER YOURSELF TO INTERVENE SAFELY AND EFFECTIVELY WHEN WITNESSING HARASSMENT AND DISCRIMINATION.
9:00 am – 3:30 pm on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Kress Pavilion, 7845 Church Street, Egg Harbor.
Have you ever witnessed an act of discrimination and not known what to do? What to say? The Bystander/Upstander Workshop will prepare participants to intervene safely and appropriately when witnessing incidents of discrimination, harassment, or harm. Participants will engage with real-life scenarios specifically customized for Door County to enable them to effectively identify and challenge negative narratives and behaviors. Presented by FIT Oshkosh, Inc.- a nationally recognized racial literacy non-profit advocating for tolerance, equity, and inclusion - the Bystander/Upstander Workshop is co-sponsored by the Door County Civility Project, HELP of Door County, Inc., Hope United Church of Christ, JUST Door County, Inc., PFLAG Door County, and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County, with a contribution from the Door County Medical Center. The Bystander/Upstander Workshop runs from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at the Kress Pavilion, 7845 Church Street, Egg Harbor. Advanced registration is required. Registration fee is $20.00 prior to April 1st; $25.00 after April 1st. A light lunch is included. Registration is capped at 30 participants. Early registration is highly recommended.