Civil Dialogue Subject of CanDo! Conversation

Many observers have commented on the lack of civility that has come to characterize the Internet age. Expressions such as trolling, flame wars, and tweet storms have become a part of the everyday lexicon. Incidents of online bullying are on the rise.

Charlotte Area Networking for Development and Opportunity (CanDo!) will be addressing this important topic in the first of a series of four CanDo! Community Conversations to be held in 2020. This meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 26 in the Spartan Room of the Charlotte Community Library beginning at 7:00 a.m.

CanDo! board member and Charlotte High School Principal Jeff Bohl will be leading the discussion. “Social media has increased friction locally and across the county,” he said, “and made positive dialogue harder to have. During this Community Conversation, attendees will brainstorm ways to use community events to promote more positive communication when we disagree about issues.”

CanDo! Community Conversations is a new initiative in 2020. They are designed to engage a broad cross-section of area residents in thoughtful discussion about pressing problems.

“Charlotte has many positive attributes including a willingness to work together to solve important challenges,” said CanDo! Chairman Leah LaFave. “Setting the standard nationally for civil dialogue is just the kind of remarkable idea that CanDo! was formed to promote.”

The Charlotte Community Library is located at 226 S. Bostwick Street. The public is invited to attend. Coffee and a light breakfast will be provided free of charge.

CanDo! Community Conversations are made possible through the generous support of Eaton Federal Saving Bank and Wells Fargo Advisors.