Community-Based Learning

Choose Civility Event 12/4 at 4pm

Portland Public Library's "Choose Civility" Initiative is a project that asks how we might open more pathways for civic engagement and cultivate an even more vibrant civil society for our whole community. Join their next conversation on December 4th, 4-6pm, with a reception and action planning to follow!  Details:

Welcoming : Energizing Community ~ A World Cafe style conversation engaging us in shared reflection about when we feel most welcome in our communities, how we best welcome others, and how we might make Greater Portland even more welcoming to more people (particularly in relation to civic engagement.) 

Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium

Program design and facilitation by Institute for Civic Leadership 

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