Project Civil Discourse is a statewide effort to create respectful dialogue and discourse on public issues.
Our democracy is dependent upon a responsible citizenry that can, and will, wrestle with tough issues, without partisanship, while maintaining respect for the need to hear, understand and take into account different viewpoints.
Project Civil Discourse (PCD) provides opportunities for the public to participate in trainings, forums, Speakers Bureau presentations, book discussions and special events that share, model and provide insight on collaborative problem-solving techniques. The goal of PCD is to widely share proven skills that can enhance and improve public dialogue and discussion about the important issues that affect our future.
Please visit the Project Civil Discourse Web site for information on speakers, recommended readings, and resources related to civil discourse.
AHC invites organizations and individuals to take part in Project Civil Discourse through signing the Project Civil Discourse pledge, and attending public humanities programs such as Speakers Bureau programs, Community Book Discussions and grant-funded projects.
Funding for Project Civil Discourse has been provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities through their We the People initiative.