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Indivisible Bemidji, Bemidji Public Library to host speaker on civic discourse

Trygve Throntveit
Bemidji Public Library
Trygve Throntveit

"Fostering Good Citizenship" will be Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023.

BEMIDJI — Indivisible Bemidji and the Bemidji Public Library will host a speaker on civil discourse at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21.

Thryve Throntveit, a historian and popular speaker, is the director of strategic partnerships at the Minnesota Humanities in Saint Paul. Throntveit is the architect of the Third Way Civics, an initiative to put civic learning and purpose at the center of education and the workplace.

“Trygve Throntveit will discuss the civic crisis in America brought on by our deep political and cultural divisions,” stated a news release. “If democracy is citizens working together despite their differences, he will then share real-life examples of civic success and renewal. He will conclude by suggesting simple ways that families, schools, workplaces, and diverse political communities such as Bemidji can depolarize their relationships and spark their own small movements for civic renewal.”

Indivisible Bemidji, according to the release, is striving toward a progressive agenda of fairness and common well-being for all by fueling grassroots, inclusive processes that support democracy.

The talk will be 6-7:30 p.m. at the Bemidji Public Library.