Two free lectures in Morton this month will focus on having “Civil Conversations in an Angry Age.”

David E. Smith of the Humanities Washington Speaker’s Bureau will present the two free lectures in Morton on Thursday, Nov. 14. 

“Civil Conversations in an Angry Age explores the flash points that ignite conversation into a battle and offers solutions that will empower attendees to have meaningful, respectful conversations on challenging topics like politics, religion and morality,” according to a news release from the Centralia College Foundation. 

The first lecture is scheduled for 1 p.m., Nov. 14 at Centralia College East and the second is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. that day at the Morton Roxy Theater. Both events are free and donations are accepted and will be shared between the Roxy Theater and the Friends of Centralia College East Scholarships. 

Smith has a PhD in religious studies from Temple University. He has been a lecturer, assistant professor, and associate professor of philosophy and religious studies. He currently teaches at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Washington and frequently gives lectures in libraries, community centers, and other key locations.

This event is co-sponsored by the Centralia College Foundation. For more information, call 360 496-5022.

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