Need for Civility in Contentious Times
Pittsford Community Library
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 7:00-8:00pm
What does “civil discourse” mean in a contemporary society? Dr. Timothy Madigan, an associate professor of philosophy at St John Fisher, will discuss whether or not today’s society is more contentious than previous ones; what factors may be contributing to a lack of civility; what strategies can be used to encourage greater mutual respect; and why civil conversation is a necessary factor for a democratic community. No registration required. Fisher Meeting Room.