Write On and the Door County Civility Project host Civility Matters: Building an Immune System for Our Country with visiting writer-in-residence Dr. Kay Collier McLaughlin. Dr. McLaughlin spoke at the 2018 event about her book Talking Together: Getting Beyond Polarization Through Civil Dialogue. This April, she will speak about the ways Talking Together is building on that work, including a focus on building an immune system for the country to combat the hatred in our culture and world, creative response to the challenge, including local singers joining Collier McLaughlin to introduce pieces from her new Talking Together inspired musical, “The Love Umbrella and Rubber Band Me,” and the Talking Together Challenge.
Collier McLaughlin continues her work across the country as a consultant guiding organizations in leading and succeeding with civility . Her new book, a collection of essays on the current cultural and civil unrest which were written for the Lexington Herald Leader during her year as a Community Columnist and continuing on her Facebook Page, “The Crazy Bird Sings On” is entitled Hope in the Darkness and will be available Fall 2019. Dr. McLaughlin’s books will be available for sale via cash or check.
To register for the program, please call the Door County Community Foundation at 920-746-1786 or register online. A suggested contribution of $20 is greatly appreciated.