Civic Conversations — How American is Protest, and How Much Protest is American?

June 16, 2020
The latest in a series of civil discourse with the Newport Historical Society

Join the Newport Historical Society for a Civic Conversation on Thursday, July 9. 2020 from 5-6:30pm virtually on Zoom.

This fourth Civic Conversation will build on past discussions about “Americanness,” Crisis, and Liberty and will focus on the question “How American is Protest, and How Much Protest is American?” These gatherings are meant to bring diverse perspectives, always including an historical one, to issues that face us today. Never looking for consensus, we seek to encourage free expression and listening, even when, or particularly when we do not agree.

For a sense of what happens at a Civic Conversation, you can view a video and synopsis of the most recent event here:

You must register to attend, as spaces are limited. To RSVP please contact Heather Rockwood at or call her at 401-846-0813 x110. If there are no spaces left, we can retain your contact information for the next event.

The events are created with the assistance of Jim Ludes and G. Wayne Miller of Salve Regina University Pell Center’s Story in the Public Square, and with the support of the EJMP Fund for Philanthropy, Karen Lloyd, Diana Pearson, and the Zennovation Fund for Community Innovation.