Our theme for the Civics Club 2014-2015 season is Civil Discourse in a Changing Society.
Are we, as a civilized society, becoming increasingly polarized, to the point of abandoning respectful discourse in favor of abrasive “win at all costs” tactics? Our distinguished keynote and public affairs speakers will address this important issue. As a member, you have an opportunity to question keynote speakers. You gain a new perspective as you become acquainted with fabulous members and guests seated at your table.
We guarantee that you will learn something new at each Madison Civics Club luncheon meeting. Join us. Rejoin us. Invite at least one other to join, as well. We look forward to seeing you as we experience another inspiring Madison Civics Club year.
If you are already a member of the Madison Civics Club, all the meetings are included in your membership fee.
Please join us for the 2014-2015 year! If you are interested in joining and are not already on our membership / mailing list, please send your name and address to email@example.com. We will send you a membership brochure and program information.
A world-renowned writer, speaker and activist who focuses on issues in education, community, leadership, spirituality and social change, Parker Palmer is founder and senior partner of the Center for Courage and Renewal. He has reached millions worldwide through his nine books, including: Let Your Life Speak, The Courage to Teach, A Hidden Wholeness and Healing the Heart of Democracy.
In 2011, Palmer was named an Utne Reader Visionary, one of “twenty-five people who are changing your world.” In 1998, the Leadership Project, a national survey of 10,000 educators, named him one of the 30 “most influential senior leaders” in higher education and one of the 10 key “agenda-setters” of the past decade. Palmer holds a doctorate in sociology from the University of California at Berkeley, 11 honorary doctorates and two Distinguished Achievement Awards.
For more information about Parker Palmer and his work, please visit his website.
Mike McCabe will be a guest on the Joy Cardin Show on Wisconsin Public Radio during the 8-9 am hour on Monday, August 25.
Parker Palmer will be a guest on the Joy Cardin Show on Wisconsin Public Radio during the 8-9 am hour on Friday, September 11.
Tune in, call in, or write in, or listen to an archive of the programs online.
Parking at the Monona Terrace Convention Center is often very tight. If possible, please consider parking at a nearby ramp, carpooling with others, walking, biking, or using public transportation. If you drive, please build time into your schedule to find a parking place. And remember that the fee for parking is $5.
Mike McCabe will be a guest on the Joy Cardin Show on Wisconsin Public Radio during the 8-9 am hour on Monday, August 25. Parker Palmer will be a guest on the Joy Cardin Show on Wisconsin Public Radio during the 8-9 am hour on Friday, September 12. Tune in, call in, or write in, or listen to an archive of the programs online.
Centro Hispano invites Madison Civics Club members to attend a Latino Art Fair on September 10 at the Madison Public Library being cosponsored by the organization. Some of the students from the Photo Voice project, which received a 2013-2014 Youth Grant from MCC, will be displaying their photographs along with other veteran artists from the area.