Choose Civility Portland
Choose Civility has hosted numerous programs, in partnership with Lift360 and the Maine Humanities Council, since its inception covering a variety of topics that affect Portland and our society as a whole; including incivility in politics, economic inequality, how we can become better citizens and neighbors and more . In partnership with the Maine Humanities Council, PPL hosted ‘Creating the Communities We Wish to Live In’ sessions in various locations throughout the city where attendees read a short poem that generated facilitated discussion and questions as to what kind of communities we aspire to be.
Through Choose Civility, the Library aims to position itself as a community center where citizens can gather to civilly discuss issues important to our community. Turnout for programs has been fantastic! Feedback has confirmed that people are looking for a trusted space (eg, a public library) to have these important conversations about our democracy.
We invite you to join us. Please be in touch with any ideas or opportunities: firstname.lastname@example.org
January 17, 2015 - Choose Civility Program reflection of King's values. more »
December 30, 2014 - You know you want to save the world. Where, oh, where to begin? more »