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The Institute for Civil Dialogue in association with the I4-C research collective in the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication invites you to participate in a spring dialogue series that focuses on key issues that impact the state of Arizona. Important topics such as water, energy, immigration, economics, and politics often generate passionate positions and opinions, and even strong disagreement. Community Conversations events will employ a unique facilitated format, Civil Dialogue®, which will give Arizonans the opportunity to discuss these important “hot topics with cool heads.”
The events are free and open to the public. Reservations are not required.
For directions to Community Conversations and more information about Civil Dialogue®: www.civil-dialogue.com.
In a Civil Dialogue session, volunteer participants consider a provocative statement and have the opportunity to embody a position on the statement ranging from “agree strongly” to “disagree strongly.” Participants are asked to follow guidelines for civility that are explained by the facilitator. The dialogue is then extended to the broader audience who are encouraged to respond with their own opinions and questions. Civil Dialogue is informed by rhetorical criticism and theories of performance and provides an innovative tool for productive citizen communication. To learn more about Civil Dialogue, click HERE