Orange Coast - Civil Discourse Committee

Orange Coast - Civil Discourse Committee

 

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  Civil Discourse Committee - Discontinued

Due to the focus and actions needed by our members to deal with the upcoming national election and the impact to all of the corona virus, the Civil Discourse committee of Orange Coast League is being discontinued.  Any person or group who wants to pursue this issue, should seek out the resources of either the National Institute for Civil Discourse or Living Room Conversations.  - Petti Van Rekom

Mission:  

To encourage people to discuss issues that matter with dignity and respect.

How We Accomplish Our Mission:

  • We train conversation facilitators;
  • We plan and hold community conversations;
  • We participate in and support other national organizations that focus on improving civil and respectful conversations on issues that matter.
  • We are closely connected to the National Institute for Civil Discourse.

How You Can Get Involved:

  • Volunteer to learn to facilitate a community conversation.
  • Talk to local groups about the importance of civil conversations.
  • Facilitate a community conversation
  • Help promote national civil discourse events such as "Golden Rule 2020: A Call for Dignity and Respect in Politics"

Photo of Director Van RekomUnder the Leadership of:  

Petti Van Rekom
LWV Orange Coast Civil Discourse Director

email: civil.discourse@lwvorangecoast.org

 

Civil Discourse Public Documents

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Blog Post

1. New Civil Discourse Fund Raising Opportunity

The Coast League, as part of its Civil Discourse project, will be selling yard signs, seen above, that say “Hate Has No Home Here”.
woman listening to friend
Event Date: 
Mar 20 2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Event location: 

Back Bay Conference Center

Update - Missed Lunch with League? Martha Cox presented an amazing amount of source material to help us listen and discuss political topics. Catch up with handouts and slideshow of her presentation.

For more information about our civil discourse educational programs, please complete this form.

Painted Doors

More than 75% of Americans say they now believe that the lack of civility and respect in our country has reached a crisis level. In response to this crisis, the League of Women Voters supports and encourages civil discourse. Learn more about our league's efforts and sign up to receive the latest updates. Listen - Connect - Respect.

Setting the Table for Civility
Event Date: 
Feb 3 2018 - 9:30am
Event location: 

Back Bay Conference Center

There is a growing interest here in Orange County (and throughout the country) in people learning how to have civil discussions on issues that matter – with people of differing viewpoints.

Setting the Table for Civility
Blog Post

The three Orange County Leagues have begun planning to bring more civil discourse to meetings and groups in Orange County.

Setting the Table for Civility
Event Date: 
Nov 20 2017 - 8:00am to Jan 2 2018 - 8:00am

Setting the Table for Civility - The National Institute for Civil Discourse and the League of Women Voters are urging Americans to make a special effort during the Holiday Season.