(In)civilities

Friday, October 15, 2021 12:00 pm EST

Survival for marginalized folks requires communication skills and understanding power dynamics in ways that often result in polite and/or civil discourse. This final session in the Civil Discourse: Becoming a Better Conversation Partner series examines how we survive through politeness, the consequences of such politeness, and how politeness is policed through power structures that relate to privilege, merit, tokenism, whiteness, maleness, straightness, and other forms of power.