WE'RE ALL ABOUT CIVILITY
A strong community is vibrant, resilient and thriving. It's a place that marshals its resources in imaginative ways, is open and inclusive, and finds innovative approaches to meet challenges and make new opportunities.
A strong sense of community is what makes a neighborhood, town or city vibrant, resilient and thriving. It's the shared appreciation of why the people in that community love where they live. It's the key ingredient for becoming and remaining a strong community.
WE'RE ALL ABOUT CIVILITY
Making New Connections - Bringing People Together
Community Plus cultivates a stronger community and sense of community in Sequim by fostering civility, civil discourse, and greater civic engagement. We believe that through broad, inclusive, conversations based on the principles of civility, we can help generate a shared understanding of who we are as a community and a shared vision of how we can make this place we love even better.
C ommunity Plus sponsors, supports, or conducts a wide range of efforts that generally fall into one of these categories: arts and music, economic growth and business development, educational quality, or community social issues (such as homelessness, drug addiction, health, poverty).
Our “Conversations on Our Community,” address core themes and ideas about what makes Sequim special, what we share as a community, and the great potential that makes a bright future possible.
Through broader, more inclusive collaboration on workshops and projects, we help marshal resources more effectively, and advance ideas from talk to successful action.
Civil discourse can be lively, engaging, passionate—even widely divergent, strongly held views can be discussed reasonably. We embrace and encourage a positive, optimistic—yet realistic—perspective, and the exploration of issues with an eye to finding solutions, exploring opportunities, seeking creative, innovative approaches.
- Civic reasoning is the practice of thinking through the various aspects of individual and collective involvement in the governance of a community. It is the process by which a member of a community makes reasonable, […]
- Why do people show up at public rallies or demonstrations fully armed? Until this past June this question might have seemed largely irrelevant for us here on the Olympic Peninsula–things to consider more in the […]
- As I write this in late March, we are in the midst of a global crisis like none we have experienced. Other past crises, such as the Great Depression, world wars, natural disasters are in […]
- When emotions run high, is civility or a civil discussion still possible? Why do we find ourselves reacting emotionally to difficult, complex issues? How can we control our emotional response in such circumstances? What’s the […]
- Are we willing to take the steps required to restore civil political discourse? Are we ready to make the hard choices necessary to re-assert and regain control over how we talk about “politics?” Do we […]