Cumberland Valley Rising (CVR), is hosting a free, "nonpartisan" series at Bosler Memorial Library aimed at improving civil discourse and civic understanding. The sessions for this three-part series will occur on three separate Tuesdays in September.
Marybeth Ulrich, professor of government at the U.S. Army War College, will present on the history and importance of civic norms during the first session Sept. 10 from 6-7:30 p.m.
In the second session on Sept. 17 from 6-8:30 p.m., Kerr Thompson, emeritus professor at Gettysburg College and state coordinate at Better Angels, will conduct a Better Angels Skills Workshop, which seeks to provide attendees with the knowledge of what it takes to have constructive, non-polarizing conversations.
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On Sept. 24 from 6-7;30 p.m., Amanda Cronkhite, post-doctoral researcher at the U.S. Army War College, will present on the media, helping participants to better identify biased content and objective reporting.
This series comes as a follow-up to previous events held by the group in 2017, in 2018, and in the spring of this year and is organized by the Civic Literacy Project, a CVR initiative that brings together qualified experts and citizens for educational forums.
No pre-registration is required, and walk-ins are welcome for this free, public event.