Leading with Civility & Respect: The Role of Women in Politics
Thursday, June 1st
Panel Discussion 7p to 8p
Join our friends at LWV Greenwich, Connecticut Public and Greenwich Library for this in person program at the Berkley Theatre for a panel discussion. This June 1 event will feature three accomplished women leaders who bring different political perspectives to the topic of how civil discourse has broken down in our politics and what we can do about it. They will also address the unique role women leaders play in restoring civility to public life.
Speakers for this discussion will include Democratic Stamford Mayor, Caroline Simmons, Republican Leader of the CT House of Representatives (2014-2020), Themis Klarides, and Executive Director Emerita of the National Institute of Civil Discourse, Dr. Carolyn Lukensmeyer. The event will be moderated by Lucy Nalpathanchil, VP for Community Engagement, Connecticut Public and an award-winning, veteran public radio reporter.
Missed this event? See the video here: https://www.ctpublic.org/community/event/leading-with-civility-respect/role-of-women-in-politics
Thursday, May 4 - 6p-7p
Wilton Library - Brubeck Room
Wilton Town Meeting
Tuesday, May 2 - 7:00 pm
As we approach this exercise in grass roots democracy, the Wilton League of Women Voters re-commits to the principle of non-partisanship, and re-emphasizes our confidence that all members of our community can engage in discussion with a spirit of respect and civility.
We applaud our Board of Selectmen for adopting Wilton's Town Civility Proclamation:
and reinforce its principles.
More to come shortly about the Town Meeting. Be sure to mark your calendars!
Connecticut Council of Small Towns
Webinar: Civility - Building Better Relationships
April 18, 2:00-3:00 pm
FREE to attend
Led by The Institute for Civility in Government, and sponsored by the Connecticut Council of Small Towns (COST), CCM, and the University of Hartford Governor M. Jodi Rell Center for Public Service, this interactive ONLINE training session focuses on building better community relationships through increased empathy, greater awareness, and decreased reactivity.
The Long Road Toward LGBTQ+ Rights and Equality in the United States
Dr. Kelly Marino, Sacred Heart University
March 26 - 4:00-5:30p
Dr. Kelly Marino, PhD, is a Lecturer in the History Department of the College of Arts and Sciences at Sacred Heart University and Program Director of Women's Studies. She received her Ph.D. in History from Binghamton University (SUNY) and MA in History from University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Dr. Marino is a Connecticut native. She is passionate about state and local history as well as women’s history and the history of sexuality. Her research focuses on social and political movements, 20th-century American history, and Gilded Age/Progressive Era America. She writes about reform, minority struggles and activism, and is especially interested in issues of age, education, gender, and sexuality. She is currently working on a book project about advances in women’s higher education and the women’s rights movement in 20th-century America.
Reception following the talk. No charge but a $10 suggested donation is always welcomed. Click here to donate. This lecture sponsored by Virginia and Tom Gunther. The moderator is Steve Hudspeth. Registration required. Please register for each lecture individually.
For more information and to register, please click here.
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