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Mid-Columbia Libraries, Kennewick Branch

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1620 S Union St.
Kennewick, WA 99336 United States
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September 2019

Community Lecture Series

September 12 @ 6:00 pm
Mid-Columbia Libraries, Kennewick Branch, 1620 S Union St.
Kennewick, WA 99336 United States
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Free

Topic: Civil Conversation in an Angry Age At what point does a conversation become a battle? Why do some opinions inflame our emotions, leading to anger, fights, and even the end of relationships with family and friends? Philosopher David E. Smith takes a deep look at those moments when civility breaks down. By mapping the structure of how we converse, and digging into the root causes of both civility and incivility, Smith explores how we can have meaningful, respectful conversations…

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Community Lecture Series

September 19 @ 7:00 pm
Mid-Columbia Libraries, Kennewick Branch, 1620 S Union St.
Kennewick, WA 99336 United States
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Topic: Hacking Democracy: What Social Media is Doing to US Politics Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram—some of which did not even exist a decade ago—are playing an increasingly central role in politicians’ efforts to get elected. What does this mean for the American voter? Join political scientist Travis Ridout to explore the pros and cons of social media in political campaigns. While social media use gives citizens access to a wealth of information, it also exposes…

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