LakewoodAlive To Host “Civil Discourse And Mutual Respect” Community Forum On May 14

LakewoodAlive's “Civil Discourse and Mutual Respect” Community Forum takes place May 14 at Lakewood Public Library.

Our society was built on a foundation of civil discourse – a skill that remains vitally important to this day.  The people around us are our neighbors, and we must collectively strive to listen to and respect differing points of view in order for our society to work.  Yet how can we ensure civility prevails as a societal virtue during an era of digital insults and political division?      

LakewoodAlive announces it will host a community forum – entitled Civil Discourse and Mutual Respect – from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, at Lakewood Public Library (15425 Detroit Avenue).  This community conversation will offer insightful dialogue regarding how we can feel empowered to promote a society that values open-mindedness, politeness and respectful disagreement.

The general public is invited to attend this free forum as the community seeks to better understand the current state of civil discourse within our society and the importance of civility to our future.  The discussion will delve into the consequences associated with dwindling decorum, the art of practicing intellectual humility, the threat posed by social media and best practices for promoting a more civil, respectful society.

Judge Michael J. Ryan, a longtime judge within the Juvenile Division of the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, will oversee a distinguished group of panelists for an informative discussion.  The final 30 minutes will be devoted to panelists fielding questions from the audience.

LakewoodAlive hosts community forums pertaining to topics relevant to residents, from within and also outside the city.  For more information regarding the Civil Discourse and Mutual Respect forum on May 14, please visit LakewoodAlive.org/CommunityForums or call LakewoodAlive at 216-521-0655.

Matt Bixenstine

I am the Marketing & Development Manager for LakewoodAlive. I enjoy all things Lakewood, especially walking my basset hound through Madison Park.

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