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Chose Civility Events for 2019

Social and Personal Identities: Cultural Competency in Action

April 8, Student Center, Room 243, 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Explore how social identities (race, class, gender, sexuality, ability, etc.) shape our experiences on this campus and in our communities. This interactive workshop focuses on the significance of 'identities' in our everyday lives, and how they play into social norms, inherent biases, and systems of inequality. Lunch will be provided.

Movie: Green Book

April 25, Student Center, Room 243 - Shows at 9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3:10 p.m., and 6 p.m.

When Tony Lip, a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley, a world-class African-American pianist, on a concert tour to the Deep South, they rely on "The Green Book" to guide them to the establishments safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism and danger - as well as unexpected humanity and humor - they are forced to set aside differences to survive a journey of a lifetime.

This event is sponsored by Soar2Success and is offered in conjunction with HCC's Choose Civility campaign. Participants will be able to identify Maryland and Harford County sites listed in the original travelers Green Book. For more information, contact slove@harford.edu or 443-412-2224.

This event is sponsored by Soar2Success and is offered as part of HCC's Choose Civility campaign in conjunction with Emerging Leaders, HCC Student Wellness Program, Safe Zone, Disability Support Services, and Cultural Diversity Committee. For more information, contact slove@harford.edu or 443-412-2224.


Choose Civility Harford County is a countywide grassroots campaign designed to uplift our community by promoting respect, restraint, and responsibility throughout Harford County, including the Internet. Harford Community College is an Alliance Partner in the effort.

Choose Civility Harford County was launched to promote respect, empathy and tolerance in our community. Nearly 300 leaders representing diverse interest groups attended the introductory event on June 27, 2018 at Water’s Edge in Belcamp. The gathering was hosted by County Executive Barry Glassman and Harford County Public Library CEO Mary Hastler. Valerie J. Gross, founder of the national Choose Civility movement, was the featured speaker.

Choose Civility Harford County Alliance Partners and Steering Committee

Harford County Public Library (HCPL) is the lead organization of the Choose Civility Harford County initiative in partnership with Harford County Government.

Critical to the success of Choose Civility, Alliance Partners are Harford County, MD-based organizations, businesses, government departments, faith-based organizations, and educational institutions. Alliance Partners extend the initiative’s reach throughout Harford County to build awareness, involvement, and commitment. 

Partners include:

  • Aberdeen IronBirds
  • Around the Town Estate Sales, LLC
  • Arrow Child & Family Ministries
  • Bel Air Rotary Club
  • Bryan Michaels - State Farm Agent
  • Extreme Family Entertainment
  • Extreme Family Outreach
  • Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna
  • Harford Community Action Agency
  • Harford Community College
  • Harford Commute Smart
  • Harford County Chamber of Commerce
  • Harford County Department of Social Services
  • Harford County Health Department
  • Harford County Living
  • Harford County Office of Community & Economic Development
  • Harford County Public Schools
  • Harford County Sheriff's Office
  • Harford Family House
  • Harford Happenings
  • Harford Tutoring Center
  • Healthy Harford
  • The Highlands School
  • Humane Society of Harford County
  • Inner County Outreach
  • JAMSQUAD Cycling
  • The John Carroll School
  • Joppatowne Christian Church
  • Klein's Shoprite
  • Mason-Dixon Community Services, Inc.
  • McNally Leadership
  • NVS Merle Norman
  • One Main Creative
  • Strategic Alliances Group, Inc.
  • UM Upper Chesapeake Health
  • Visit Harford
  • The Ward Y in Abingdon
  • WebIXI
  • Welcome One Emergency Shelter


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