Detroit Civility Project

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Listen and Gain Understanding
Engage in Civil Dialogue

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Detroit journalists Nolan Finley and Stephen Henderson have partnered with the Chamber to announce the Detroit Civility Project. With the goal for Detroit to become a laboratory for civility, the Project was announced at the 2019 Detroit Policy Conference and is sponsored by Delta Dental.

New for 2020: Bring the Civility Project Inside Your Organization

  • Nolan Finley and Stephen Henderson offer in person, facilitated conversation
  • Advance matchmaking for participants provided
  • Tools to prepare participants for advance meetups

What is the Commitment?

The Project will match up individuals from your organization from different backgrounds. The individuals are asked to conduct a Civility Project meetup, a one-on-one conversation in a public space to learn about their match.

  • Recruit participants within your organization and coordinate a date to host a Detroit Civility Project session with Stephen Henderson and Nolan Finley.
  • Participants from your organization will be paired by the Project and receive an introduction to their match.
  • Use the Chamber’s resources to plan and prepare your participants for their meetups.
  • Matched participants will hold their meetups before the Detroit Civility Project session.
  • Host your Detroit Civility Project session with Stephen Henderson and Nolan Finley to discuss your organizations’ meetups.
  • Share your feedback with the Chamber, your social media channels, and your peers.


Interested in hosting a Civility Project session for your business or organization?

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