"We Wear the Mask" - How Assuption and Biases Impact Civility

Incivility among people in general undermines our ability to have constructive discourse about critical political and social issues we face. Over 90% of Americans think incivility is a problem, and close to 70% think it is a major problem. Moreover, such incivility negatively impacts lawyers and judges who already have a considerable propensity to suffer from substance and alcohol abuse, depression, isolation, and dissatisfaction with their work. In this presentation, we will engage in a thought-provoking exploration of how bias and assumptions impact our professional and personal relationships. We will explore the challenges of engaging in discourse about polarizing topics and examine strategies that foster civility in that discourse. In the end, we hope to encourage participants to become civility leaders both in professional and private arenas as they engage with others in an effort to bridge some of the deep divides that exist in both our professions and communities. Lunch will be provided. Register here: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=y6oeipdab&oeidk=a07... Please contact Jaime Valenzuela (jaimev@arizona.edu) for more information.


January 17, 2023 12:00pm to 1:30pm


LAW 164