KJLL (1330 AM) radio talk show host Bill Buckmaster will be moderating a roundtable/panel discussion at the UA Student Union North Ballroom on Tuesday Feb. 15, entitled “Civility in Political Discourse”, at 12 noon.
– former Arizona U.S. Senator Dennis DeConcini
–former Tucson City Mayor Tom Volgy (and Professor in Government & Public Policy at the U of A)
–UA Assistant Professor Kate Kenski, Dept. of Communication
–David Fitzsimmons, political cartoonist for Arizona Daily Star newspaper
The Student Union is at 1303 E. University Drive, and this ballroom is on the north side of the building, south of Mountain Avenue and E. 2nd Street. The event is open to the public, and students are encouraged to attend. Parking is available at the 2nd Street Garage just north of the Student Union, or on the street (metered), or take the Sun Tran Bus.
This roundtable is part of a Week of Civility starting on February 14 on the UA campus, organized by UA Attorney Bruce Skolnik. He joined The University of Arizona in 2008 where he “represents the University in matters pertaining to intercollegiate athletics and student affairs.”
Other Week of Civility events (all events at 12 noon):
Monday, February 14: Sporting Civility: Promoting a More Civil Student Fan and Athlete Ethos. Greg Byrne, UA Athletic Director, will speak about fans, student athletes and civility. LOCATION: Modern Languages Bldg. 210
Wednesday, February 16: Civil Discourse in a Conflicted Community. “As part of the Civility in the 21st Century event, a panel of University of Arizona faculty members will discuss civility in academia. Pat Hoyer, professor of physiology; Miranda Joseph, associate professor of women’s studies; J.C. Mutchler, associate professor of history at UA South; and J. Jefferson Reid, professor of anthropology, will share their perspectives on academic culture and the importance of debate and sharing a broad variety of views while maintaining civility. LOCATION: Student Union, Tucson Room.
Thursday, February 17: Civility in the Digital Age. Dr. Sheri Bauman, Associate Professor, Disability and Psychoeducational Studies, will speak about Electronic Civility/cyber-bullying. LOCATION: Student Union, Tucson Room.
Friday, February 18: Steve Adamczyk, University Attorney, will speak about Civility and the First Amendment, with panelists Kevin Haywood (UAPD), Kathy Adams Riseter (Dean of Students Office), Sharon Overstreet (UA Residence Life), Josh Estavillo, J.D. (UA General Counsel office). LOCATION: Education Bldg. 318
For more updated information contact Cathy Nicholson at 520-626-4650 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
There has been a lot of talk of more civility since that tragic January 8, 2011 mass shooting here in Tucson. Skolnik told me that this particular roundtable was in the works since the General Election of 2010.
Attend this roundtable to find out what local Tucson leaders have to say about political discourse. Ironically the venue is the same north ballroom where the rowdy CD 8 U.S. House debate was held on October 18, 2010.
Log onto the Buckmaster show of 2/3/11 (click here) to hear Bill discuss this upcoming roundtable with organizer Bruce Skolnik.