"Speak Up" discussion led by Dr. E. Johanna Hartelius

Maybe talk was tough during Thanksgiving dinner. Maybe you're unfriending Facebook friends left and right. Maybe you've been avoiding the water cooler at work. 

There's a lot to be said after such a polarizing election, and the art of an engaging, respectful conversation has the power to create understanding and unity. At our next Salon we'll take a look at effective techniques to converse with confidence. 

Our discussion will be open to all, and led by E. Johanna Hartelius, PhD, an assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh's Department of Communication. Her studies focus on the cultural and political implications of how both experts and laypeople talk about knowledge and experience, particularly as they constitute points of entry into public discourse. 

Please join us in the private meeting room at Panera on Forbes. Ave. in Oakland. Grab a drink and settle in for a great conversation!