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The League of Women Voters of Berrien and Cass Counties (LWVBCC) is hosting a public forum on positive civil discourse – also known as “how to disagree without being disagreeable.” The forum is cosponsored by the OutCenter of Southwest Michigan and the Rebecca Dewey Three Oaks Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
The forum will be held at the Berrien RESA Conference Center, Wednesday, May 15, at 6:30 p.m. and is open to the public.
This event will feature people who are or have been involved in government, the political process, and other roles given to conflict.
Panelists will be State Rep. Aaron Miller (59th Dist.), Dennis Smith (Miller’s opponent in last fall’s election), Dave Pagel (former State Rep. from 78th District), and Joey Andrews (ran unsuccessfully in 79th Dist. last fall), They will help attendees understand how civil discourse figures in their work, any changes they have seen over the years, its impact on how they do their jobs, and what they have found to work best. Gwendolyn Moffitt, community engagement liaison, Michigan Department of Civil Rights, Public Affairs Division, will serve as Moderator.
Audience participation will be welcomed.