What's Speak Your Peace?Speak Your Peace is a civility project to encourage our community to communicate in a more respectful and effective way. “By elevating our level of communication and avoiding personal attacks and general stubbornness, we can avoid unhealthy debate. This will lead to a more effective democracy, and help maintain our sense of community by increasing civic participation. We hope to reach not only elected officials and political groups but also regular people, like neighborhood organizations, church groups and even the parents on the sidelines of youth athletic contests. We are not just targeting those who are uncivil, but those who allow uncivilized behavior to happen.” We believe this model is more important than ever as our community faces new challenges- both economically and socially.
"It's not what you say. It's how you say it."
Our key message is to promote nine simple tools for practicing civility, taken from P. M. Forni's book Choosing Civility.