Avon Civility Project: Love Your Enemies (In-Person Workshop #2)
Saturday, June 4 at 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Social and Environmental Justice Ministry is excited to announce that the Avon Congregational Church, in conjunction with the Farmington Valley American Muslim Center and the Avon Free Public Library are sponsoring two free Civility Training sessions by the American Institute for Civility in Government on June 4. The sessions will help people to break down barriers and learn how to disagree without being disagreeable.
Please register, as each session is limited to 50 people. Only register for ONE session. The four hours is divided into 4 segments, two in a lecture style and two where participants will practice their civility skills. Light refreshments will be available.
You must be 18 years or older to be able to attend.
Event will be held at the Avon Congregational Church, 6 West Main Street, Avon CT. Handicap parking is available on the west side of the church with ramp access into the building. There is also parking on the east side of RT 10 across from the church near the Avon Post Office.
Please read Love Your Enemies, by Arthur C. Brooks, before attending this event. Copies will be available at the Avon Library, reference desk.
Co-Sponsored by The Avon Congregational Church, Avon Free Public Library, and Farmington Valley American Muslim Center.
These sessions are made possible by a grant from The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.
Trainers: The training will be provided by professionals from the Institute for Civility in Government. The institute has over 30 years of experience in promoting civility and teaching people how to disagree without being disagreeable. It is a grassroots, non-partisan, non-profit organization that is building civility in a society that all too often seems tilted toward uncivil speech and actions. The Institute does not endorse any political candidate, nor does it take a position on any issue. It is about process, not positions. Not a think tank, and not a watchdog organization, they serve as a catalyst for change.
Covid precautions: Masks are recommended. The lecture style segments will be held in the church sanctuary. There is ample space for attendees to be socially distant. The practice sessions will be in the fellowship hall. The hall has an air filtration system and windows can be opened.