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.
- 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 […]
- How have we come to be so divided that we can barely tolerate, let alone talk with, someone who’s views are not the same as ours? Why, in the age of “social” media are we […]
- What does a civil conversation on a complex, contentious issue sound like? How does it unfold or progress from start to finish? Is the goal to achieve agreement? What if we can’t find any common […]
- What enables us to govern ourselves? How do we go about deciding what we want our government to do—or refrain from doing? Can we explain clearly to ourselves, or others, what we expect of those […]