Community Forum on Civil Discourse

Starting DateSeptember 24, 2019

Ending DateSeptember 24, 2019


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Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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Join us for an enlightening discussion about how we talk (and don’t talk) about challenging topics. How can we encourage more constructive dialogue instead of talking past each other?


Inspired by the theme of community in Population 485, Dr. Neil Kraus, a professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF), will moderate the following panel:

• Dr. Elaine Baumann, the retired principal of River Falls High School.

• Jim Harsdorf, served in the Wisconsin Assembly and as floor leader in the Wisconsin Senate as well as in the governor’s cabinet as Secretary of the Dept. of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

• Dr. Cyndi Kernahan, professor of psychology, UWRF, whose expertise is racism and prejudice.

• Dr. Ozcan Kilic, Muslim panelist of Different Voices: Shared Visions on River Channel television, and professor of management and marketing, UWRF.

• Rev. John Lestock, the senior pastor of Bethel Lutheran Church, Hudson.


Questions and answers will follow the panelists’ opening statements.



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