This important session opened conversations around our various goals, how we can leverage the strengths of each, while remaining independent.
The perception of a “broken Congress” has made civility and bipartisanship a top priority for many in this Country. Urgency of Civility is working with Congress to influence change on Capital Hill. By inviting elected Senators to our Conference, we are discussing ways to improve our society. This partnership helps build the bridge from our community to the Capital.
In 2019, the Urgency of Civility held our first conference in Alexandria, VA and Washington D.C. Attendees had the opportunity to speak with elected officials. Experts from many related fields, organizations, and interested individuals gathered to discuss civility in the arenas of government, education, media, community, and the workplace.
The event was highlighted by an address from Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II, and recognition of Mrs. Virginia Forni and her late husband, Dr. P.M. Forni, of the Johns Hopkins Civility Initiative.