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Civics and Civility Summit Coming Up Nov. 2 at Kansas State University

Erika Imbody at Kansas State University wrote to tell us about an upcoming forum that may be of interest to you all. On November 2nd, The Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy at Kansas State University is co-sponsoring the event: “Civics and Civility Summit: Voices of the Kansas People.” This summit is bringing together political, educational, and community leaders to:

  • Better understand the current state of civic understanding and civility by identifying the civic knowledge, skills, and dispositions of Kansans
  • Build an awareness of civic programs available to schools and focus on civic literacy for 21st century learning
  • Identify civic community needs, solutions for addressing those needs, and build local organizational capacities for public problem solving

Summit speakers include: U.S. Representative Nancy Boyda, Kansas Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh, and National Director for the Campaign to Promote Civic Education Ted McConnell. More information on this event can be found at: www.dce.ksu.edu/conf/civics

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Sandy Heierbacher co-founded the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) with Andy Fluke in 2002, with the 60 volunteers and 50 organizations who worked together to plan NCDD’s first national conference. She served as NCDD's Executive Director between 2002 and 2018. Click here for a list of articles and resources authored by Sandy.

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