Choosing Civility: A Round-table Discussion

By Levern Allen
CommUNITY Living Committee Co-chair

Early this year, the CommUNITY Living Committee created a new challenge. We decided to promote harmonious living among residents, staff, and visitors with a new program. We strengthened our purpose to appreciate, understand, and welcome others’ points of view. This month, we celebrate our 12 Principles of Considerate Conduct with a round table discussion. These principles are drawn from Choosing Civility by P.M. Forni, which continues to be available every Thursday this month in all dining lounges.

This round table discussion will offer a venue for communication and conversation as related to the 12 Principles. This may be your opportunity to learn a new approach to an old problem. Our session will run from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Monday, September 25 in Maryland Hall. This is the forerunner for our important event with Daniel Buccino, director of the Johns Hopkins Civility Initiative. Mr. Buccinno’s presentation will be October 10 in the Encore Theater at 10 a.m.

Choosing Civility is a recurring theme on campus. Our actions and expressions affect each other. Take the lead. Join with the CommUNITY Living Committee in its conversation on the 12 Principles of Considerate Conduct on September 25.

“It would be nice if we could make other people behave, but it really needs to start with ourselves.  Civility is a sense of respect for oneself and for others.”  –Daniel Buccinno


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