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.
The 2-day virtual conference in May, brought together over 100 attendees along with elected officials, professors, strategists, authors, and renowned speakers.
The intent was to provide action-oriented resources, facilitate connections and conversations around various public-civility goals and initiatives in order to better the social climate of today.
The conference consisted of four sessions over the course of two days. The conference included presentations as well as moderated panels between the speakers and the audience.
Attendees had the opportunity to discuss how today’s social climate may be positively affected by civility-oriented initiatives, and how the American-experience can be bolstered by the increase of community and political efforts.
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.