Engaged, Not Enraged: Civility, Politics, and Civic Engagement

Tallahassee, FL

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In a society where public issues are becoming increasingly polarized and political debates pull us left or right, how can we as a country work towards moving forward?

During this program, presenters and participants will explore the significance of civility in our social and political interactions, discern the impact and influence of incivility, and examine avenues for effectively engaging in public life.

Nate Garvis, founder and author of Naked Civics, will strip away the politics and focus on the power of ordinary citizens to help move America forward using our civic institutions for the common good. The event will be moderated by Michael Allen, Professor of Law at Stetson University College of Law.  A reception and book signing follows the program. 

For additional information, contact Annette Boyd Pitts, Executive Director, The Florida Law Related Education Association, Inc. at staff@flrea.org. Seating is limited. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. 

Following the program community members are invited to attend an opening reception for Choosing to Participate: The Power of Civic EngagementThe exhibit features 11 panels that explore the impact of the active participation that has shaped contemporary American society.

This program is part of Civility and Free Expression in a Constitutional Democracy—A National Dialogue, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and is conducted in partnership with the American Bar Association Division for Public Education. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Bar Association, or any of its program partners.