“Civility in Public Discourse – Is it Possible?”
Sponsored by Great Falls Rising and Helena’s League of Women Voters
What: A panel of five panelists will share their thoughts on the state of civil discourse in our politics today followed by a brief period of questions from our audience.
Who: Montana Supreme Court Justice Beth Baker
Great Falls District Judge Elizabeth Best
Legislative news reporter Mike Dennison
Great Falls Legislator Mitch Tropila
Helena retired lawyer Ron Waterman
Moderator – League of Women Voters Barbara Harris
When: October 30th, 2018
6:00-6:30 Meet and Greet for attendees and panelists
6:30-6:45 Welcome and introductions
6:45-7:30 Panel discussion with Moderator Barbara Harris
7:30-7:50 Questions from the audience
Where: Episcopal Church of the Incarnation
600 Third Avenue North
Great Falls, Montana
Why: There is a concern that the fabric of our Democracy is being shredded by dishonest, hostile rhetoric. Panelists will consider this concern and suggest possible paths forward.
• Do our panelists believe that to be the case?
• If so, why? If not, why not?
• How can we improve the tone and text of our rhetoric in order to preserve our
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