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Date:
January 30, 2019
Time:
6:00 PM
Location:
Puyallup Public Library
Address:
324 S Meridian
Puyallup, WA 98371
Contact:
253.841.5454
Humanities WA Civil Conversation
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Friends of the Library Annual Meeting featuring Humanities Washington: Civil Conversation in an Angry Age

Wednesday, January 30, 2019


At what point does a conversation become a battle? Why do some opinions inflame our emotions, leading to anger, fights, and even the end of relationships with family and friends? Philosopher David E. Smith takes a deep look at those moments when civility breaks down. By mapping the structure of how we converse, and digging into the root causes of both civility and incivility, Smith explores how we can have meaningful, respectful conversations on notoriously difficult topics like politics, religion, and morality. In our increasingly polarized political environment, Smith provides participants with the tools needed to embark upon more thoughtful, fruitful discussions.

This program is brought to the library courtesy of the Friends of the Puyallup Public Library and Humanities Washington. Please join the Friends for their annual meeting and learn more about the work they do to support the library, as well as enjoy this public discussion.