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East Tennessee State University

Civility

2018 civility imageThe theme for the 2018 Civility Emphasis will be “Step Into Civility".  This theme was created to empower each member of the ETSU community to cultivate an inclusive environment that honors the diversity afforded by our institution and surroundings through differences in race, gender, religion, socioeconomic status, perspectives, abilities/disabilities, and more. Together we hope to provide information and raise awareness around a diverse set of identities and ideas while encouraging civil discourse and active engagement as we strive to enable social justice and unity in the spaces that we occupy. Each thoughtful step we take can increase our tolerance for and comfort with viewpoints or ways of life that may be different from our own, and in doing so, remind us that differences are to be valued and celebrated.

 For more information email Nick Fasanello


 Civility Series 2018 

 
Event
Date & Location
Description
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Pay It Forward: Serving at One Acre Cafe

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March 16,23,30

10 AM - 3 PM

Once Acre Cafe

Student groups serving their community at the One Acre Cafe. 
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Gun Control: A Civil Debate on a Loaded Topic

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March 21

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

D.P. Culp Dining Room 2

A Nation Divided:Will We Stand or Fall? 

Gun Control: A Civil Debate on a Loaded Topic

Understand polarization in the nation and on campus. Engage those with whom we disagree. Find ways to work together. Try out five methods of thinking about polarization.

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An Evening With      Andrea Gibson

Spoken Word Artist

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March 21

7:00 PM

DP Culp Ballroom

 An Evening with Andrea Gibson is concert filled with spoken word, fearlessness and a celebration of wonder, longing, and love. Andrea Gibson is not gentle with their truths. It is this raw fearlessness that has led them to the forefront of the spoken word movement -- the first winner of the Women's World Poetry Slam -- Gibson has headlined prestigious performance venues coast to coast with powerful readings on war, class, gender, bullying, white privilege, sexuality, love, and spirituality. 
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Bridging the Red-Blue Divide

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March 22

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

D.P. Culp Meeting Room 2

A Nation Divided:Will We Stand or Fall? 

Bridging the Red-Blue Divide. Civility in politics.

Understand polarization in the nation and on campus. Engage those with whom we disagree. Find ways to work together. Try out five methods of thinking about polarization.

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Faith & Sustainability  

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March 22

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

D.P. Culp Meeting Room 6

This is a panel discussion where representatives of several denominations and faiths speak about how it is that their specific text, doctrine, and or scripture deals with issues of sustainability, stewardship, and environmental protection.  
Johnson City Community Roudtable

Hate Speech, Hate Crimes and the Constitution 

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March 22

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

DP Culp Multicultural Center

The Roundtable members, including local police, FBI, NAACP, and ETSU representatives welcome students to attend this meeting as part of a broad dialogue.

“The slogan of the roundtable is ‘Together We Are Stronger.’ So the police are not outside of the community looking in, the police are part of the community.”
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David Blankenhorn on “Why Polarization Matters”

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March 22

7:00 PM

D.P. Culp Ballroom

 A Nation Divided:Will We Stand or Fall?

David Blankenhorn on “Why Polarization Matters”

Understand polarization in the nation and on campus. Engage those with whom we disagree. Find ways to work together. Try out five methods of thinking about polarization.

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Student Leaders: “Where Do We Go From Here?”

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 March 23

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

D.P. Culp Meeting Room 6

A Nation Divided:Will We Stand or Fall?

Student Leaders: “Where Do We Go From Here?”

Understand polarization in the nation and on campus. Engage those with whom we disagree. Find ways to work together. Try out five methods of thinking about polarization.

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Project Gray

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March 25 - April 2

Borchuck Plaza

This is an event that will educate students as well as allow them to compare Hate Crimes in the USA from the year 1995-2013. The information will be demonstrated with different colored flags representing the different types of Hate Crimes. Each Flag represents 500 people. A banner will be displayed explaining the findings and an expression board will be available for students to express their feelings.

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Blood Drive

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March 26

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

D.P. Culp Ballroom (left)

Did you know that one blood donation = 3 lives saved? Now, more than ever, regular blood donors are needed to combat blood shortages and keep the state of the blood supply stable, right here in Johnson City, TN. Marsh Regional Blood Center solely provides blood for the Tri-Cities Region. Your blood donations are used to help those battling cancer, premature infants, accident victims, and hundreds of others that rely on blood donations daily. There are many donation myths out there, so don’t let that prevent you from being a life-saver!

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Making Change   Happen for Women

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March 27

6:00 PM

UKirk Presbyterian  Campus Ministry House 

1412 College Heights Rd. 

A workshop led by members of Women Matter of Northeast Tennessee about how to contact your representatives in order to have an affect on issues that affect women. Participants will leave having written a letter to a representative. Women's allies welcome.

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 A Walk in the Woods

Guided Meditation

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March 28

Noon - 1:00 PM

Meet at  University Woods Gazebo in parking lot 13 off Southwest Ave.

Join us on a guided meditative walk through the University Woods. Slow down, relax, and feel the healing power of being in and of nature. Realize the benefits of nature to heal relationships and help deal with personal struggles. Facilitated by Dr. Mary Ann Littleton, ETSU Department of Community and Behavioral Health. 

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Let's Talk Mannerism "Culture and Customs"

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March 28

3:00 PM

D.P. Culp Ballroom

This event is a discussion about the way of life of different cultural groups including the differences in, respect, communication, public behavior, family and etiquette. This conversation is to help students understand and respect each other’s culture and also to teach international students about the different meanings, interpretations, and perceptions of behaviors across cultures.

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Film Screening: "Leaving My Father's Faith"

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March 29

7:00 PM

D.P. Culp Auditorium

After Thanksgiving dinner, Bart Campolo asked his dad, the well-known preacher Tony Campolo, to sit down to talk. Bart wanted to give his father some shocking news: that after a lifetime of work as a prominent minister himself, he was no longer a believer in the Christian faith. It was the beginning of a candid, meaningful exchange between a father and his son about belief, storytelling and the power of our relationships. This film explores the importance of agreeing to disagree.
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Safe Zone Student Training

April 2

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Roger-Stout, Room 124

This 2-hour workshop will allow participants to complete the education to be an LGBTQ ally. ETSU Safe Zone is a community of LGBTQ allies on ETSU campus who have all undergone an orientation to being an LGBTQ ally and signed the ETSU Safe Zone pledge.

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Alternative Break Show and Tell: Stories of Active Citizenship

 

April 4

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

DP Culp Center East Tennessee Room

Each year, the ETSU Alternative Breaks program aids dozens of students in embarking on service-learning experiences in cities and communities across the country. Tackling many of our society's most pressing social challenges, students gain a first-hand knowledge of these complex issues through education and hands-on service. Join these students as they tell their stories and share their plans for continuing this work as they make an impact in our community.

Sponsored by ETSU Alternative Breaks and Leadership and Civic Engagement

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Pawned Quineaneara Jewelry: by Chicanx Rosalie Lopez 

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 April 6

3:00 PM Papel Picado Demo

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Reception

Tipton Gallery

The ETSU Department of Art & Design and Slocumb Galleries in partnership with the Honors College, Corazon Latino Festival and the ETSU Civility Celebrations present Pawned Quinceañera Jewelry: prints and Installation by Rosalie Lopez from April 6 to 20, 2018. Chicanx artist Rosalie Lopez will present a gallery talk during the First Friday reception on April 1st, from 6 to 8 p.m., during Corazon Latino Festival, with papel picado art demo at 3 p.m., at the Tipton Gallery.

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How to Be an Ally 101

 Workshop

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April 6

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Multicultural Center 

 

The goals of this workshop are to: (1) understand what allyship is, the benefits of being an ally, and foster awareness of the participants' motives for being an ally; (2) enhance the participants' understanding of their identity and privilege; and (3) increase the participants' skills in being an ally.

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Corazon Latino

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April 6

4:00 PM -10:30 PM

Founder's Park

(Downtown Johnson City)

Come with your friends and family to celebrate the rich and vibrant Latinx culture by participating in a day packed with fun family activities, delicious food, free dancing lessons, live entertainment, and much more.
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 1st PRIDE Festival 

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 April 12-14

Various times and locations in D.P. Culp Center

Everyone is welcome to this ETSU HISTORY MAKING occasion of Civil Communication & Celebration! 

Thursday (April 12) Thank You Dinner for our Sponsors & Committee!! 

Friday (April 13) Education Day!  @ 1:00pm-5:00pm in the 1st & 2nd Floor of the Culp Center! Panels, Booths, & Questionnaires will be going on to educate Students, Faculty/Staff, and Community Members about LGBT+ topics and more!!

Saturday (April 14) PRIDE FESTIVAL!!! @ Noon – 8:00pm in the 1st Floor of the Culp Center! THE MAIN FESTIVAL! Food Trucks, Live Music, Fun Activities, & MORE!!!

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