Civity training to take place in Nebraska City

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Jordan Feyerherm, project associate,, 402.580.1516; or Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager,, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

NEBRASKA CITY, NEBRASKA – Community leaders are invited to a free training focusing on community building, sponsored by the Center for Rural Affairs, Civity, and Morton-James Public Library.

“Civity: Supporting Connection & Conversation Across Differences” is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Morton-James Public Library, 923 1st Corso, in Nebraska City.

“Using the Civity Method, we explore engaging in deeper conversation across difference with empathy, respect, and civility,” said Jordan Feyerherm, project associate with the Center for Rural Affairs. “We also look at transitioning from an ‘us and them’ mindset to an inclusive ‘us’ mindset. When people have the sense that we are in this together—when they feel confident reaching out to and connecting with others—differences become springboards rather than barriers.”

The Center for Rural Affairs will lead the training. Topics include how to deepen conversations, storytelling and story-listening, putting differences on the table, and folding in conversation across difference in community gatherings.

Lunch will be provided. To register, contact Jordan Feyerherm at or 402.580.1516.