NICD National Week of Conversation Events

Tuesday, April 9 11:15 AM (EDT)

Courageous Civility, Listening Internally and Connecting Across Difference Globally

During National Week of Conversation, NICD is pleased to partner with Joe Weston, founder of the Respectful Confrontation method, in holding a virtual gathering on Tuesday, April 9th at 11:15 AM (EDT) to cultivate the hope, intention, and implementation of lasting peace throughout the world. Join us for 30-45 minutes of guided meditation online and mindfully connect with your inner core, with loved ones, strangers and perceived adversaries to open and move through internal barriers that keep us separated from the humanity in each other.  The key to lasting peace begins with self-awareness, inner stillness, and the courage to respectfully engage with others across our divides.  In doing so, we find new solutions to our current issues that honor the humanity and dignity of us all.  Simply click on the meeting link or call into the phone number below on April 9th at 11:15 AM (EDT)

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/469415259

Or Telephone: (669) 900 6833 or (646) 558 8656
Meeting ID: 469 415 259

Tuesday, April 9 3:00 PM (EDT)

LWV, Revive Civility and Next Gen call

Building Trust through Civil Discourse at the State Legislature

Democratic and former Ohio State Representative and NICD Director of State Programs Ted Celeste and Republican and former President of the Ohio Senate and Next Gen Facilitator Tom Niehaus will share their experience of the power of working across the aisle to advance important state policy and connection to NICD’s state legislative workshop called “Building Trust through Civil Discourse.” The main mission of the workshop is to provide legislators with an opportunity to explore the benefits of improving the level of civil discourse in their state’s legislature and more effectively work across the aisle.  These workshops are legislator-led program that aim to improve a culture where discourse and collaboration typify public policy development.

Please register here to join this video call  

Wednesday, April 10

12:00 (Noon) EDT

Advancing Common Sense Solutions Across Partisan Divides

During the National Week of Conversation, join founder and CEO of No Labels Nancy Jacobson and Executive Director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse Keith Allred in a conversation about working across the partisan divide toward solutions. Learn about successes, upcoming plans and how we the people can work together with political leaders to solve problems and to make our government work.  Please register here to join this video call.

Saturday, April 13

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM (EDT)

The Centers for Families and Children

4500 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH

Your Voice Matters Cleveland: Shaping Civic Engagement in the 21st Century

The American Academy of Arts & Sciences has selected Cleveland as a location to gather information for a national effort to shape recommendations regarding civic and political engagement. The National Institute for Civil Discourse (NICD) is helping facilitate this conversation and it offers an exciting opportunity for the public voice to be heard.

We want diverse perspectives from across the metro area to participate age 15+ can attend). It is happening on April 13th from 9:00 AM to 1 PM (EDT) - here is a link to the event https://yourvoicematterscleveland.eventbrite.com and the Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/555033184992730/