All day. Various locations. Wednesday, March 14. The Boise State University Civility Symposium is sponsored by the Center for Idaho History and Politics, Idaho Public Television, the Idaho Statesman and the Idaho Humanities Council.
All events except the City Club lunch are free and open to public. Register for the club lunch and premiere screening of “Beyond Civility” online.
10:30-11:45 a.m. – Adam Davis, executive director of Oregon Humanities, “Risky, Strange, and Necessary: On Talking Across Differences” in the Simplot Ballroom.
12-1:15 p.m. – City Club lunch and premiere screening of “Beyond Civility” with panel discussion, in the Hatch Ballroom. Register for the lunch online. ($20 for City Club members and $27 for non-members)
1:30-2:45 p.m. – Mike Baker, president and co-founder of Diligence LLC, “Civility & the Media in the Hyper-Partisan Moment” in the Simplot Ballroom.
3-4:15 p.m. – The Future of Civic Literacy in the Simplot Ballroom.
- Panel Chair: Seth Ashley, associate professor, Boise State Department of Communication
- Panelists: Sara Fry, professor, Boise State Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Foundational Studies; Elizabeth Ramsey, assistant professor and librarian, Albertsons Library; Steve Utych, assistant professor, Boise State School of Public Service; Anne Helen Petersen, western correspondent, Buzzfeed; and Brandon Rasmussen, editor-in-chief, Arbiter.
4:30-5:30 p.m. – Reconciling Demands for Free Speech and Civility, in the Simplot Ballroom.
- Panel Chair: Jessica Roberts, assistant professor, Boise State Department of Communication.
- Panelists: Jen Schneider, associate professor, Boise State School of Public Service; Corey Cook, dean, Boise State School of Public Service; Martin Orr, president, American Federation of Teachers Local #3537 and professor, Boise State Department of Sociology; Shawn Miller, associate vice president, Boise State human resources.
6-7 p.m. – Networking reception hosted by Center for Idaho History and Politics in the Hatch Ballroom.
7-9 p.m. – Screening of “American Creed,” followed by moderated discussion with Joan Blades, founding partner of Living Room Conversations in the Hatch Ballroom.