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Civil Discourse: A Training on How to Have Civil Conversations About Important Community Issues

Negative, destructive and confrontational approaches to communicating seem to be the norm today, creating division and inhibiting practical problem-solving in our country.  The Civil Discourse movement is aimed at reviving civility in our public discourse and addresses the need to change the tone of our current politics.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

1:00 - 4:30 PM

Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Avenue

Join the City of Mountain View Human Relations Commission and the League of Women Voters of Santa Clara County for this special training facilitated by Judi Pogue and Marianne Shovlin from the League of Women Voters Cupertino/Sunnyvale and a chance to engage with your community to:

  • Learn about civil discourse techniques you can apply to many important community issues, in person and even online
  • Learn techniques that enable productive conversations with people of differing points of view, and work collaboratively towards agreement.
  • Practice civil discourse techniques, using the current community issue of affordable housing (including the issues of housing insecurity and homelessness).


FREE Admission. A ticket is required.  Refreshments will be served.  Translation services are available.  The City Manager's Office supports the Human Relations Commission.  For additional information, contact the City Manager's office at (650) 903-6301 or email

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