Now, this is something I can get behind. Civil discourse in American society. NEH Chairman Jim Leach is visiting each state on a “Civility Tour.” On January 14th at 6PM he will be speaking at the Levine Museum of the New South. This is free, but please RSVP to 704.333.1887 ext. 501 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by January 8th. More details:
National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman Jim Leach visits the Museum as part of his fifty-state Civility Tour
In December 2009, National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman Jim Leach announced a fifty-state “Civility Tour.” He intends to visit all 50 states during the next 18 months to call attention to the need for civil discourse in American society.
“Bridging cultural divides and developing a sense for a common humanity are moral and social imperatives,” Mr. Leach said in launching the tour. “Civilization requires civility. Words matter…Little is more important for the world’s leading democracy in this change-intensive century than establishing an ethos of thoughtfulness and decency of expression in the public square.” A former Republican Congressman who represented southeastern Iowa for 30 years, Mr. Leach was appointed by President Obama to head the NEH earlier this year.
On the evening of January 14, the Museum is proud to partner with the North Carolina Humanities Coucil and host Chairman Leach as he makes a stop and delivers a talk as part of this tour. The talk, titled “Civility and Bridging Cultures,” is free and open to the public, however seating is limited and reservations are required.
To make reservations, call 704.333.1887 ext. 501 or email email@example.com. Please rsvp by Jan. 8.