Propriety Publishing, a sponsor of World Civility Day, is releasing two books about civility in the community by Kent Roberts, who will attend the events April 13.

The books, “Bring a Dish to Pass” and “Community Weaving,” are meant for a general audience, Roberts said, but would be of high interest to “those that are in position to draw people together.”

Propriety Publishing focuses on promoting and publishing books on civility and social competence-related topics. It will present a workshop at 11:20 a.m. April 13 at the Indiana Welcome Center.

The books will be available for purchase at World Civility Day.

Roberts, co-founder of the Civility Center, was born and raised in Michigan and has a background in civics, coaching and teaching. He says it was his desire to positively impact the lives of young people that led him to his career path.

“The divisiveness in our world and communities today is real,” he said. “We need to discover what it is we share in common so we can begin to build and find better solutions for individuals and society.”

A full set of workshops will take place April 13 as the first half of World Civility Day. The second half will feature an awards dinner at the Avalon Manor in Merrillville. Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill will speak.

Tickets can be ordered by calling the Gary Chamber of Commerce at (219) 885-7407. Tickets are $25 for the day sessions and lunch and $60 for the celebration and awards dinner. Tables of 10 for the dinner can be reserved for $550.

In addition to the Gary Chamber and The Times Media Co., World Civility Day sponsors include Methodist Hospitals, AT&T Indiana, National Civility Center, Civility Experts, Propriety Publishing, Legacy Foundation, Whiting-Robertsdale Chamber of Commerce, Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors, Shared Ethics Advisory Commission, Edgewater Systems, Gary Housing Authority, Hammond Housing Authority, Lake Area United Way, and Lake County Bar Association.

Like the Civility Counts Facebook page for updates on World Civility Day and to follow the activities of Community Civility Counts.

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