Restoring Respect: Conference on Restoring Civility To Civic Dialogue
Date and Time
Monday, April 9, 2012 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Institute for Peace & Justice
San Diego, CA 92110
The 2012 national election promises to offer one of the most negative and divisive political campaign seasons in modern memory. Negative campaigns lowers public trust in our institutions and officeholders, reduces voter turnout and paralyzes policy making by making compromise increasingly more difficult. The San Diego Community District, USD, SDSU and UCSD and community sponsors are holding the forum "Restoring Respect" on April 9, 2012 at USD's Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice to examine the problems incivility in politics creates and ways individuals, community leaders, public officials and the media can mitigate such behavior in civic life.
The free event features a keynote address by nationally known journalist Dan Walters and an interative discussion with SDCCD Chancellor Constance Carroll, Murray Galinson of the National Conflict Resolution Center, USD philosophy professor Larry Hinman, political consultant Tom Shepard and the LA Times San Diego Bureau Chief Tony Perry. The panel will be moderated by San Diego Mesa College political science professor Carl Luna. The general public is welcomed.