Civil dialogue involves creating a safe place for participants to assemble to discuss a challenging issue. The process of dialogue typically involves some level of facilitation, agreement to a set of guidelines, and has a central focus on increasing understanding among participants on the topic. Civil dialogue will always seek to foster listening and understanding. This particular framework focuses the dialogue efforts on race relations.
The month of August 2021, with the capstone event on August 30th from 1:00-2:00 PM, Free for Extension faculty and staff. Explore the history of redlining and systemic racism in housing with the Polk County Housing Trust Fund's new 5-part video series. Each video is from 11 to 25 minutes long.