#ActsOfCivility: A Conversation with Cindy McCain

#ActsOfCivility: A Conversation with Cindy McCain

Date and Time

  • Wednesday, October 7, 2020 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.



5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




Please plan on participating in Restoring Respect's Ninth Annual Conference on Restoring Civility to Civic Dialogue held as a live virtual event on October 7. Our program will feature a live 45 minute virtual interview with Cindy McCainCindy McCain. She will speak about her and the McCain Institute’s #ActsofCivility initiative, launched last year in memory of her late husband, Senator McCain.

"Acts of Civility" will be the conference theme for this year as we discuss rebuilding civility during the coming contentious, polarized and uncivil 2020 election year. Join us for a timely and inspirational discussion about how we can bring #actsofcivility into our personal and institutional missions and turn the tide on uncivil times.

Mrs. McCain will be interviewed about living the legacy of Senator McCain and his dedication to our being a civil nation. "Senator McCain didn't always agree with his colleagues in Congress, but he always respected them. There was nothing he enjoyed more than debating the most pressing issues of the time on the floor of the Senate with his good friend, the late Senator Ted Kennedy, shaking hands at the end of their discussion, and then sharing lunch with one another as friends. Sadly, this type of civil engagement is all too rare lately. But we can do something to help reignite a spirit of civility." (Cindy McCain, 2019)  

  • The Reverend George Walker Smith (video tribue)
  • Cindy Marten, Superintendent, San Diego Unified School District 
  • Constance Carroll, PhD, Chancellor San Diego Community College District
  • Maria Senour, PhD, President, Board of Trustees, SDCCD
  • James Harris, DEd, President, University of San Diego
  • Tom Karlo, General Manager, KPBS Radio and Television
  • Jeff Light, Publisher and Editor, San Diego Union Tribune
  • Trudy Sopp, Representative, San Diego Retired Employees Association


begin quote"Commit to something larger than yourself. Reach across the aisle. Break the barrier. Come together for civil engagement." - Cindy McCain
Senator John McCain on CivilitySenator John McCain on Civility

This event is open to the public

Post Contact

Carl Luna
(619) 260-6870

First-Year Applications are due December 15