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Randolph College hosting virtual conference on civil discourse

Former Lynchburg Mayor Treney Tweedy

Randolph College is hosting a virtual conference about civil discourse in later this month. Creative Conversations/Questioning Civility: A Mini-Conference will be presented via Zoom on March 12 and 13 and is free and open to the public.

Former Lynchburg Mayor Treney Tweedy will provide the keynote address at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 12.

A series of workshops, some led by Randolph alumnae and alumni, will follow on Saturday, March 13:

– “Having Difficult Conversations: Moving Beyond Civility,” 11 a.m. to noon, led by equity and engagement consultant Leslie King ’05

– “Stop and Think Before You Get Canceled,” 1 to 2 p.m., featuring Keonte Coleman, assistant professor of journalism and strategic media at Middle Tennessee State University, discussing decency and social media

– “Pine/Cone/Prick: Cultivating Social and Emotional Awareness Through Poetry,” 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., presented by Grant Kittrell, director of the Academic Services Center and the Writing Program at Randolph, and poetry editor of Flock Literary Journal

– Meditation and Breathing Workshop, 4 to 5 p.m., led by Cameo Hoyle ’10, an energy medicine practitioner and holistic body and skin therapist

– Poetry Slam, 6 to 8 p.m., led by Hannah Cohen ’15, assistant director of the Randolph College Annual Fund and a published poet and writer

The event can be accessed at For more information about the event, email Jennifer Gauthier at


Keonte Coleman

Grant Kittrell

Leslie King ’05

Cameo Hoyle ’10




Hannah Cohen ’15                                                                                                                                                          

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