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League of Women Voters hosts class in civility

Registration for the event is required

Sixty-three percent of registered voters polled in the Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service Battleground Civility Poll believe democracy is under attack due to a decreasing amount of respect and civility in America’s political system. The League of Women Voters of Boulder County is addressing the issue in an event titled “Civility Matters: Promoting Respectful Dialogue in a Divided World.”

“In recent years, incivility has become increasingly prevalent in our public conversations, both online and offline. From political debates to social media interactions, the tone of discourse has often devolved into hostility, polarization, and personal attacks,” LWV stated in a news release. “This trend not only undermines the quality of public discourse but also threatens the very foundation of our democratic society.”

LWV will host Cam Scott who will facilitate the event. Scott is a champion of the values of citizenship and civil discourse and works to strengthen democracy. He volunteers with Braver Angels, a nonprofit organization that bridges the divide between partisan groups.

Participants will have the opportunity to engage in small-group discussions and learn practical strategies for promoting respectful communication, the news release states.

The event will be held on March 17 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Lafayette Public Library, located at 775 W. Baseline Rd. 

Registration for the event is required because space is limited, however, the event is free and open to the public.