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Civility Week Opening Ceremonies & Keynote Event with Author Steven Petrow
October 4, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Civility Week Keynote Event
With Columnist and Author, Steven Petrow
October 4, 6:00 pm, in the Navesink Rooms I, II and III, in the Warner Student Life Center, and on Zoom Link.
“Opening Ceremony and Keynote Event – Closer Than We Might Appear: A Conversation on Connection, Communication and Civil Discourse with Steven Petrow”, featuring keynote speaker Steven Petrow, moderator Angela Kariotis, Director of Diversity and Inclusion/CCOG, and Civility Week presenters, Dr. David Bassano, Bryan Cocchiara, Dr. Christine Greco Covington, Laura McCullough and Jean Paul Guerdy.
6:00 – 8:00pm, Navesink I, II and III & Remote Live Option
Come kick off Civility Week in two key ways! First, learn about upcoming Civility Week events via previews shared by faculty and students who will present throughout the week. Next, join us for an in-depth discussion on civility with “Civilist”, Steven Petrow, an award-winning journalist who writes and speaks on the theoretical underpinnings of civility, its role in a just society and how civility can be practiced each day. Petro is author of the “Civil Behavior” column for the New York Times and the “Civilities” column for the Washington Post. His Ted Talk, “3 Ways to Practice Civility“, has received nearly two million views. Audience participation and friends and family are welcome!
Petrow is an award-winning journalist who writes and speaks on the theoretical underpinnings of civility, its role in a just society, and how civility can be practiced every day. Petrow is author of the Civil Behavior column for the New York Times and the Civilities column for the Washington Post. His Ted Talk, 3 Ways to Practice Civility, has received nearly two million views.
A former president of NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists, Steven is the recipient of numerous awards and grants, including those from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Smithsonian Institution, the Ucross Foundation, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the National Press Foundation. In 2017, he became the named sponsor of the Steven Petrow LGBTQ Fellowship at the VCCA, a prize that is awarded annually. Steven lives in Hillsborough, N.C., with his cocker spaniel, Binx Bolling.