Orton Family Foundation "Heart & Soul Talks" on Civil Discourse


This week in NCDD community news: the Orton Family Foundation will be hosting another "Heart & Soul Talk" call-in event featuring Gardiner, ME mayor Thom Harnett and NICD director Carolyn J. Lukensmeyer leading a conversation about civil discourse in our communities. This call is part of their greater Heart & Soul mission focused on building stronger, healthier, and more economically vibrant small cities and towns across America. Details from the event description...

Taking on controversial issues is a challenge that every community faces. How those issues are approached can make the difference between a community that thrives and one where divides erode a community’s vitality. Join us September 28, 2017 at 2PM ET for insight and practical ideas and tools for advancing civil discourse from nationally-recognized expert in the field, Carolyn J. Lukensmeyer, executive director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse and Mayor Thom Harnett of Gardiner, Maine, who has led his way in welcoming new residents and embracing the value they bring to the small town, sometimes in the face of protest. (link)

This call-in event is free, but requires registration.