Back to All Events

Civic Activism: Combating Intolerance - Women's Democratic Club

  • Courtyard by Marriott 5520 Wisconsin Avenue Chevy Chase, MD, 20815 United States (map)

This event is hosted by the Woman's Democratic Club of Montgomery County (WDC).

Incivility and intolerance have become more prevalent throughout this last election cycle, both during the primaries and after the election itself. This has included damaging speech, racism, misogyny, and anti-Semitism. People are protesting, signing petitions, and calling their representatives.

Want to find out how to become more effective at civic activism? Learn about the forms of harmful speech, including hate speech and “dangerous speech” - which increases the risk of violence. Hear about successful methods to diminish harmful speech and its effects without impinging on freedom of expression - offline, online, and through social media.

Our schools are also taking action as a result of alarming incidents this past year. From powerful messages to cultural proficiency training for staff that encourages self-examination of biases, they are continuing to build appreciation for diversity and shine light on difficult subjects.

For more information, please visit WDC's website.