Text, Talk, Revive Civility

Having civil dialogues can be tricky, especially when we disagree. But nonetheless, incivility in our public discourse has reached crisis levels and it is having a real negative impact on the strength of our democracy. We simply can’t ignore it any longer. 

Here’s something you can do about it: start a conversation with a few friends and come up with some concrete steps you can take together or individually. Text, Talk, Revive Civility is a fun, interactive text-messaging platform that will help you do it! 

How it Works: Gather a few friends, pull out your cell phone, and text CIVILITY to 89800 (try it now!). Your group will receive a series of text messages to guide you through a one-hour conversation on civility: what it is, what it looks like in conversations, what it means to the people in your group, and how you can help revive civility in our politics and everyday lives.

Text, Talk, Revive Civility and Respect Flyer
Text, Talk, Revive Civility and Respect Flyer (Youth)
Text, Talk, Revive Civility and Respect script (Adults)
Text, Talk, Revive Civility and Respect script (Middle and High School Students)
Handout for Youth Active Listening Activity (Middle and High School Students)