Civic Awareness Program: Improving Civil Discourse - The Science of Us vs. Them
Cantigny Park and the League of Women Voters of Wheaton, Central Kane County, Glen Ellyn, Naperville, and Roselle/Bloomingdale continue their Civic Awareness Series on Thursday, October 13, at 7 p.m. Terry Wu, Ph.D., will present "How to Stop Infighting: The Science of Us vs. Them.
The program is offered in person and online. Registration is not required for those attending in person at the Cantigny Park Visitors Center, and parking is free. Online participants should register at Cantigny.org to receive a Zoom link.
Perhaps now more than ever, our democracy demands that each of us be willing to listen to others with whom we may not agree. Dr. Wu, a captivating speaker and storyteller, applies a neuroscience-based approach to helping us understand the “us vs. them” dynamic. The division, he says, happens automatically without our conscious awareness, creating aggression and hostility. Dr. Wu will share actionable ideas for bridging the “us vs. them” divide—first steps toward improving civil discourse in our communities and reducing anxiety around traditionally divisive issues.
Registration is not required for those attending the September 8 program at the Cantigny Park Visitors Center, and parking is free.
Online participants: please register using the button below. We will send you a Zoom link.You can submit your questions to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. During the presentation, virtual participants, please use the Q&A button located on the bottom of the Zoom screen.
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