WILMINGTON, MA — Dr. Carolyn Lukensmeyer, Executive Director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse, was the keynote speaker for the Wilmington Memorial Library’s “Revive Civility” initiative on Thursday, September 6.
Lukensmeyer explored the causes of incivility and disrespect that have been at play in America’s politics. She shared the latest polling data about how Americans feel about the great divide and the impact it is having on their lives. Lukensmeyer also shared the signs of hope that the National Institute of Civil Discourse is finding, including actions taken by elected officials, new models and experimentation in journalism, and what ordinary Americans are doing to respond to this crisis.
Approximately 85 people attended the 2-hour event, including Wilmington Town Manager Jeff Hull, Wilmington Selectman Jonathan Eaton, Wilmington School Committee Vice Chair Jennifer Bryson, Wilmington Town Moderator Rob Peterson, State Senator Bruce Tarr, State Representative Ken Gordon, and State Representative candidates Pina Prinzivalli and Dave Robertson.
Watch the full lecture, courtesy of Wilmington Apple and Wilmington Community Television, below:
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