Friends and neighbors gathered at Susan Hensel Gallery on Saturday, March 11, to write postcards and make more buttons. Susan bought one roll of postcard stamps and the productivity outstripped the stamp count! Around 150 postcars and another 500 buttons were made in the afternoon.
If you want to join the project, you can download postcard files and databases for writing to your legislators whenever you want from the website: www.civility-project.com.
So far, The Civility Project and its community has distributed close to 1000 buttons inviting people to talk and listen. They have been distributed coast to coast: California, Illinois, New York, Oregon, Kentucky, Florida, Minnesota, and South Carolina. One distributor told me that she distributed some in a school in Harlem. How cool is that?.
What is the Civility Project?
The Civility Project seeks to build stronger communities and restore civil discourse. The Civility Project promotes understanding between opposing groups through the encouragement of story sharing and deep listening. These tenets will be demonstrated through the distribution of artwork, opportunities and events for gathering and conversation, as well as increased networking with people who long for peace and civility in their neighborhoods. The Civility Project will produce new initiatives at least every two months, usually in the form of local events.
You can contact the Civility Project by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org