Restoring Respect

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Restoring Respect is community initiative promoting greater civility in San Diego civic dialogue. The initiative is supported by a consortium of San Diego area academic institutions and community groups including the Catfish Club of San Diego, the San Diego Community College District and the University of San Diego.

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Restoring Respect - 5th Annual Conference on Restoring Civility to Civic Dialogue - TBA

Past Events

Restoring Respect - 4th Annual Conference Restoring Civility to Civic Dialogue

“We need to create a more civil dialogue that moves the country forward.”

"Words are powerful. They can be used to divide us, to unite us, to celebrate somebody, to demean somebody and we need to pay attention to that. Language is like clothing. If you are a little more elevated in your speech when you are talking about these kinds of [political] issues I think that has an effect not only on you but on the person that is listening to you."

Martha Barnette, Restoring Respect's 2nd Annual Conference February 20, 2013


"Civility is Patriotic"

Dr. Larry Hinmann, USD Professor of Philosophy and Restore Respect's 1st Annual Conference April 9, 2012

Restoring Respect is an initiative of the Institute for Civil Civic Engagement. Learn more about ICCE and how you can get involved.