The Communication Student Society (CSS) at Western Illinois University-Quad Cities will sponsor a panel discussion called People First:Overcoming Political Polarization. The event is open to the public and will be held in Riverfront Hall on February 18th. Antonia Genesio, a Communication major from Bettendorf and CSS vice-president, is promoting the event.
Scheduled panelists include Ed Tibbetts, Quad-City Times editorial page editor; Alan Sivell, assistant professor of journalism at St. Ambrose University; Matt Beck, WIU-QC assistant professor of counseling education; Tracy Lemon, a union business agent with Teamsters Local 238; and Pastor Alex Turkmail of the First Baptist Church of Silvis. Moderator will be Chris Carpenter, WIU-QC associate professor of communication. The panel discussion will begin at 6 p.m.with free food and drink following the program.