As part of a ongoing communication activism initiative, volunteers from the University Speaking Center will be available from 5:30-7 p.m. outside the Greensboro City Council chambers during council meetings this summer. The volunteers, who are trained communication consultants, will offer consultations to anyone wishing to address their elected officials. The coaching will be available Tuesdays, June 5, 19 and 26; July 17 and August 6.
“UNCG’s speaking center has a strong history of supporting public self-expression about community issues, especially concerns in the pursuit of social justice,” said Speaking Center Director Kim Cuny.
“A free society gives birth to both freedom of speech and the study and application of the principles of effective public communication,” Cuny added. “By helping citizens effectively convey their points of view, we equip them to participate in the democratic process.”