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World Civility Day Returns April 27th

      The 6th annual World Civility Day event on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 hosted by Community Civility Counts. A full-day of civility-themed activities will be held during the Day from 9am – 3pm at will be held at the Dean and Barbara White Community Center and an awards dinner in the evening and Avalon Manor in Merrillville at 6pm. Cost for the workshops is only $30 for adults and $15 for students.

      The Gary Chamber of Commerce, which sponsors the event, has a “stellar lineup of speakers” planned.  oin the Gary Chamber Of Commerce for the only event of its kind in the country. Community Civility Counts will hold its 6th annual World Civility Day events on Wednesday, April 27, 2022.  

     Community Civility Counts started as an initiative of the Gary Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Committee and it has expanded to include many partners both locally and nationally. It was launched in 2015 at a press conference held in the Gary Chamber board room.

     All five of the World Civility Day events, have sold out with at least 300 people from Indiana, Illinois and nine other states and 15 countries. Some of the most notable past keynote speakers have been: Ambassador Dr. Clyde Rivers, iChange Nations, Dr. Carolyn Lukensmeyer, Executive Director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse, U.S. Congressman Frank J. Mrvan, Senator Todd Young, Senator Mike Braun, and Karrah Herring Chief Equity, Inclusion & Opportunity Official for the State of Indiana at the evening awards ceremony.

     World Civility Day on April 27, 2022 will include a kickoff, workshops and lunch at the Dean and Barbara White Community Center. Workshop themes will include civility in our day to day interactions, the classroom and workplace civility. The evening dinner, held at the Avalon Manor in Merrillville, will include our featured keynote speaker and the annual Community Civility Counts awards.

    VIP tickets, which include full-day access and dinner, are $90; Dinner Tickets are $70; and Workshop Tickets are $30 per adult and $15 per student.

    Purchase tickets or get information on available sponsorships by contacting the Gary Chamber of Commerce at jbowden@garychamber.com (219) 885-7407, chughes@garychamber.com (219) 746-6339. Visit the Chamber’s Facebook Page or Website. 

World Civility Day Workshop Schedule:

9:00 am — Kickoff 

9:15 am to 9:45 — Ambassador Clyde Rivers, I-Change Nations (Training) 

10:00 am to 10:30 am – “Civility Must Haves: Still Needed”- HelenMarie Harmon, M.A. Indiana University Northwest School of Business

10:45 am to 11:15 am – Civility or Non ExistenceRev. Anthony Williams, King International Ministries, Chicago, Illinois

11:30 am to 12:00 pm – Methodist Hospitals

Lunch Break – Box Lunch Break (12:00pm-12:30pm)

 12:45 am to 1:15 pm –

 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm – Digital CivilityDarrell Riddell, Riddell Technologies

2:15 pm – 2:45 pm – Civility in DiversityJena Bellezza, Indiana Parenting Institute, Inc.

     Watch Facebook Video of Director Chuck Hughes talking about the World Civility Day in his Interview at WVLP Radio. 

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Sue Baxter

Susie Young Baxter, CEO, has published PanoramaNOW Magazine for 31 years. Her hobbies are Camping, Boating, Hiking, Nature, Gardening and Outdoor Activities. She is an Artist, Graphic Designer, an Avid Seamstress, Dabbles in Homemade Crafts and Landscaping. Since her Father was a Health Teacher, she also likes homeopathic Health Solutions. Since blogging started over 10 years ago, PanoramaNow has been added to Newsbreak – a national news affiliate.

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Sue Baxter

Susie Young Baxter, CEO, has published PanoramaNOW Magazine for 31 years. Her hobbies are Camping, Boating, Hiking, Nature, Gardening and Outdoor Activities. She is an Artist, Graphic Designer, an Avid Seamstress, Dabbles in Homemade Crafts and Landscaping. Since her Father was a Health Teacher, she also likes homeopathic Health Solutions. Since blogging started over 10 years ago, PanoramaNow has been added to Newsbreak - a national news affiliate.