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Conversations in a Civil Society

CCCACE’s Advisory Council presents “Conversations in a Civil Society: Agreeing to Disagree” on Tuesday, April 3rd at 7:00 pm at Concord-Carlisle High School.

Tickets are $10 for Adults and $5 for Students in advance, or $15 at the door. Purchase your tickets here.

Our goal is to discuss ways to navigate our differences – politics, religion, values, life style, etc. How do we learn to have conversations around issues that sometimes divide us? How do we learn to listen better, discuss, and even find ways to bridge some of the issues that separate us?

Ethan Hoblitzelle, Concord-Carlisle High School Social Studies Teacher, will host the event. Mr. Hoblitzelle teaches courses in American Social History, Comparative Religion, and has taught a range of courses that generally combine history, arts, and literature.

Our panel includes Ona Ferguson who is a Senior Mediator at the Consensus Building Institute and lecturer at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. At CBI, Ona designs and facilitates meetings on a range of environmental and public policy issues, and on organizational and strategic planning. Robert Munro, PhD is the Director of Global Studies at Middlesex School. Along with this role, Rob teaches courses in the history department and he has also taught upper-level seminars in African Philosophy, The Harlem Renaissance, German language and culture and Global Studies. Concord resident Rose Pavlov, PhD is the Founder & CEO of Ivy Child International, a non-profit that develops and facilitates mindfulness based health education programs for children and communities from across the globe. As a child specialist and educator, her research interests range from applied positive psychology and mindfulness based learning with children/youth to international issues such as overcoming devastation and trauma, as well as urban challenges.

Join us to discuss how we regularly communicate with others with opposite opinions and how we communicate different perspectives: how can we learn to talk civilly, agreeing to disagree, and eventually find common ground.

All proceeds support the ongoing efforts of Concord-Carlisle Adult and Community Education.

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