Keep It Civil San Diego's Premiere Taping at USD

New USD/SDCCD Media Program Highlights Civil Conversation

Thursday, September 19, 2019post has video

San Diego Mesa College Press highlighted the San Diego Community College District and University of San Diego’s new show “Keep it Civil San Diego” after its inaugural taping for online platforms on Sept. 9. The show aims to  promote the significance of civil, civic discussion, as well as to bring attention to the lack of it in modern times. The format is a recorded interview, hosted by Carl Luna, a professor of political science at Mesa College and University of San Diego. The guests for the interviews comprise public officials of San Diego as well as “person-on-the-street segments." 

The guest appearing on the show that night was San Diego District Attorney Summer Stephan. sdcda.org has on record that Stephan has “served as a Deputy District Attorney in San Diego County for 28 years” and specializes in protection of those who are the most vulnerable, victims of sexual exploitation and human trafficking. Naturally, the topic of inaugural episode revolved around the trivialized recognition and reporting of criminal sexual abuse and human trafficking.

"Incivility in civic discussion seems to be an issue that has become prevalent in our lives as young adults, living in the 21st century. Something that can be understood to be a factor in this is the technological revolution, and our ability to selectively choose the media we want to absorb without challenges to our beliefs, creating what Luna describes as “us-versus-them communities”. This reasoning is why this show and civil civic dialogue is so significant to us as students and educated individuals."

Keep It Civil San DiegoDA Summer Stephan on Keep It Civil San DIeg
begin quote"The show aims to promote the significance of civil, civic discussion, as well as to bring attention to the lack of it in modern times."

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