Civil Discourse - the lifeblood of civic engagement
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.
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 […]
United Sequim (US) for Sequim Schools is a group that was formed following the Sequim Community Plus meetings that focused on how best to support and promote our schools. The desire to build more positive […]
On January 19th, CommunityPlus hosted its latest “Conversation on Our Community,” tackling the difficult subject of hatred. Prompted by a recent incident at the high school, the goal of the conversation was to answer the […]
What do we mean by civility—by being civil to each other? Does it really matter if we don’t treat each other with courtesy and respect? How can civility help strengthen our community and enhance our […]