On Saturday, January 26, Door Community Auditorium (DCA) will offer two entertaining events: a 10 a.m. “Door County Talks” presentation about civility and the public sphere, and a 7 p.m. Fireside Coffeehouse Concert by Door County singer-songwriter Seth Raddatz.
Door County Talks: “Civility and the Public Sphere” by Professor Alison Staudinger
UW-Green Bay professor Alison Staudinger will deliver this week’s Door County Talks presentation, entitled “Civility and the Public Sphere,” at 10 a.m. in DCA’s cozy Fireside Lobby. This active-learning workshop will explore the promise and the perils of discourse for civic renewal and will investigate some of the core mechanisms through which “talking” has been turned into political action (for example, participatory budgeting and citizen juries). Staudinger will also discuss practical tips for talking politics across difference and ask whether civility can be weaponized to exclude certain viewpoints from a conversation.
Alison Staudinger is an associate professor of Democracy and Justice Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Her presentation will include a post-talk question-and-answer session. Coffee and bakery from Kick Ash coffee will be available for purchase. Door County Talks events are a collaboration between DCA and The Door County Civility Project and are free to the public. Freewill donations are encouraged.
Fireside Coffeehouse Concert: Seth Raddatz—Only Human
At 7 p.m. in DCA’s Fireside Lobby, Door County singer-songwriter Seth Raddatz will perform his original songs with musical guests including Mark Raddatz, Austin Raddatz, Marybeth Mattson and more. Raddatz’s latest release, Only Human, takes a fresh approach to folk, full of heartbreak and hope, including songs like “Embrace the Day” and “Something to Tell You.” Raddatz’s work explores the hardships of life, the intricacies of love, and the courage it takes to embrace life and “try and find a way to make it shine.”
Tickets for Seth Raddatz’s concert are $17.50. Seating is limited. Advance reservations are recommended and can be made at the DCA box office, located at 3926 Highway 42 in Fish Creek. The box office is open Monday-Friday, 12-5 p.m, and can also be reached on the phone at (920) 868-2728 or online at dcauditorium.org.
The DCA winter season is sponsored by Dahl Law Firm and Ross Estate Planning. Special thanks to Passport Program partners, Friends of Gibraltar, and Gibraltar Schools.