Independent Schools of St. Louis


The Future of Civil Discourse

with Alexander Heffner, host of PBS The Open Mind
Tuesday, November 14
7:00-8:30 PM
Whitfield School
175 S. Mason Road, 63141
The Whitfield School is inviting all ISSL school communities to attend this event!

During his presentation, Alexander Heffner, host of PBS The Open Mind, will consider the Millennial citizen, the space of old and new media, and the character of political discourse. He will chronicle the cycle of incivility in the public sphere and consider how more civic-minded journalism can restore civil dialogue, deliberation, and bridge-building.

Heffner has reported extensively on Millennials and fused The Open Mind program’s traditional public television viewership with the emerging digital demographic to bring awareness to issues of public concern. He has given talks and moderated panels at major colleges and universities across the country on the topic of the future of civil discourse. Find ouster more at


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