- Celebrate those who bring civility to public lifeConsensus will recognize people and organizations that put civility into action at its first annual Consensus Civility Awards breakfast, Tuesday, November 13, 2012, at Rockhurst University. Tickets cost $30 and the event is open to the public. Tickets are available at http://consensuscivilityawards.eventbrite.com. Sponsorships are also available; go to www.consensuskc.org or call 816.531.5078 for more information.Consensus launched The Civility Project in 2009 after the town hall meetings on health-care reform, when events intended to give people a voice just drove them further apart. At Consensus, we put the “public” in public policy by engaging people in issues. Naturally, we were curious about how other local residents felt about civility in public life. Since then, we have conducted 20 focus groups with people across the political spectrum, produced a one-day class on ways to structure public engagement to increase civility, and sponsored public forums on civility in public life and politics. Now we want to recognize people and organizations that put civility into action. In focus groups, people from very liberal to very conservative told us they defined civility as respect and the willingness to listen, and said it allowed people to find common ground. The Consensus Civility Awards highlight people who have worked across differences to solve problems. Consensus will take nominations for the awards until September 21. To nominate a person, organization or event that exemplifies civility in action, use the nomination form at www.consensuskc.org. Consensus expects to distribute several awards to individuals and groups in the Kansas City metropolitan area. For more information, contact Jennifer Wilding at 816.531.5078 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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- Tuesday, November 13 @ 7:30 am
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