The David Mathews Center for Civic Life, located in Montevallo, Alabama, has announced that it will be holding its annual Civic Institute on August 21, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m (CST), 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (EST). The event will be held online and all are invited to attend. The theme will be Common Bonds: Collective Purpose and Civic Resilience in Uncertain Times.
More about the Institute (from the Matthews Center announcement):
Our first digital-only Civic Institute will explore strategies deployed by individuals and communities as they respond and adapt to the challenges posed by a global epidemic. Community leaders across Alabama will showcase the innovative ways in which they have resisted social isolation by forging new connections with their fellow citizens and by exploring alternative perspectives uncovered through local historical research. This three-hour event will be packed with the same quality thoughtful discussions and meaningful connections that you have come to expect from us each year.
Dr. David Mathews, President and C.E.O. of the Kettering Foundation, will deliver a (pre-recorded) keynote address drawing on his experiences at the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare—where he served as Secretary during the Swine Flu outbreak of 1976.
To see a list of speakers and topics, and for a link to register (free), click here.