Many of us find the current political arena polarized and discouraging—and some play this situation for gain. How can we listen to and learn from each other even when emotions are high and opposing positions seem entrenched? When did civility in discourse begin to break down, and how can we act to change the trend? From across the political spectrum, panelists Cathy Allen, president and owner of The Connections Group, Inc.; David Domke, Professor and Acting Chair of the Department of Communication at the University of Washington; Parker J. Palmer, founder and Senior Partner of the Center for Courage & Renewal and author of Healing the Heart of Democracy; and State Rep. Hans Zeiger, R-25th District, explore how we can engage with each other when we disagree. In preparation for the next election season, bring your own stories and questions to this important conversation. Presented by CityClub Seattle with the Center for Courage & Renewal.
Tickets are $20-$30 including lunch/$12-$18 for coffee and dessert only, at www.seattlecityclub.org or 206/682-7395 and at the door beginning at 11:30 am. Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street.