November 5, 2018 / Modified nov 5, 2018 3:53 p.m.

National Tragedies Underscore Calls for Civility

A discussion with Carolyn Lukensmeyer, executive director for the National Institute for Civil Discourse.

Communities nationwide are mourning with Pittsburgh, where a gunman killed 11 people at a synagogue in a hate crime. Mass shootings resonate in Tucson. Every year, the community remembers the six lives taken by a shooter at an event hosted by former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords on Jan. 8, 2011. The tragedy gave rise to the National Institute for Civil Discourse.

Executive Director Carolyn Lukensmeyer discussed how Americans can come together amid a more polarized political climate. The institute offers training and workshops designed to promote bipartisanship in government and civility amongst citizens. It also offers resources online.

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