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.
- Civility and Citizenship What is the relationship between civility and citizenship? When we talk about being a “good” citizen, what do we mean? How does incivility weaken citizenship? Can we preserve, let alone strengthen, citizenship […]
- In exploring the relationship between civility and power, this series has sought to explain why we must reject “winning at all costs,” “ends justifying means,” and “might making right” as norms governing our political (and […]
- How can we have civil conversations about complicated issues? What specific steps can we take to restore trust and confidence in our capacity to solve complex problems? Is it sufficient just to re-establish strong emotional […]
- What is, or should be, the relationship between civility and power? Is civility compatible with, or even possible in, situations perceived as a struggle for power? Does civil discourse require “neutrality?” How does the loss […]
- What does it mean to be a truly “inclusive” community? Is being “inclusive” even possible in a fractious age when we seem all too willing to make sharp, impenetrable distinctions between “us” and “them?” Is […]