Civil Conversation in an Angry Age, A Free Public Discussion at Heron’s Key At what point does a conversation become a battle? Why do some opinions inflame our emotions, leading to anger, fights, and even the end of relationships with family and friends? At this free Lunch & Learn event hosted at Heron’s Key, philosopher David E. Smith takes a deep look at those moments when civility breaks down. By mapping the structure of how we converse, and digging into the root causes of both civility and incivility, Smith explores how we can have meaningful, respectful conversations on notoriously difficult topics like politics, religion, and morality. In our increasingly polarized political environment, Smith provides participants with the tools needed to embark upon more thoughtful, fruitful discussions. Bring a sack lunch and join us at 12:00 p.m. for a conversation before the 12:30 p.m. presentation. Space for this event is limited. Call 253.313.0785 today to reserve your spot. This presentation is part of Humanities Washington’s Speakers Bureau program. Heron’s Key is proud to host this event as part of its Lunch & Learn series.