‘Civility Matters’ Event to Provide Tools for Effective Civic Dialogue

The Door County Civility Project and Write On, Door County have partnered for the “Civility Matters” event April 18, 5-7 pm at Stone Harbor Conference Center in Sturgeon Bay. The program begins at 5:30 pm with keynote speaker, Dr. Kay Collier McLaughlin, author of six books including Talking Together: Getting beyond Polarization through Civil Dialogue.

Rather than focusing on how awful the current conversation in our society is, McLaughlin will focus on changing the conversation. She not only offers tools, but she also offers hope as a roadmap to action based on good practices of civic dialogue. As a leadership consultant, she travels throughout the country and beyond, offering experiential sessions that provide an opportunity for people of differing experiences, opinions, and perspectives to have an true dialogue with one another.

Mary Louise Dean, artist and Talking Together presenter/facilitator, will join the evening’s discussion. Dean and McLaughlin are both spending two weeks of April in residency with Write On, Door County.

Music will be provided by Cathy Grier. Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar are available at 5 pm. A suggested contribution of $20 is appreciated. For more information or to register, visit

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