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Double tap to zoom in and out on mobile devices. never let anybody run all over him. Civility—another word with different meanings for different people. It took us a long time to get back to civility in this chapter. Thanks to Luis, who brought the chapter full circle and ended with great examples of civility. He also left a lovely third space image, “where both parties can coexist for common good and the affirmation of human dignity.” To me the affirmation of human dignity is the goal of promoting equity and social justice. Discussion Questions 1. What images, feelings, and memories come up for you when you hear or read the word nice? What does the word civility mean to you? 2. It may be easy to see how Luis’s example of people helping people during disasters relates to affirming civility. Can you see how working toward equity and social justice can also be about affirming civility? 3. How can a person stand up for what he or she believes in yet remain civil? References Barrera, Isaura, and Robert M. Corso. 2003. Skilled Dialogue: Strategies for Responding to Cultural Diversity in Early Childhood. Baltimore, MD: Brookes. Bredekamp, Sue, and Carol Copple, eds. 1997. Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs. Rev. ed. Washington, DC: National Association for Education of Young Children. Bruno, Holly Elissa. 2007. “Gossip-Free Zones.” Young Children (September): 26–33. Covey, Stephen R. 2002. Foreword to Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMil- lan, and Al Switzler, xi–xiv. New York: McGraw-Hill. Gonzalez-Mena, Janet. 1992. “Taking a Culturally Sensitive Approach in Infant-Toddler Programs.” Young Children 47 (2): 4–9. 16    C H A P T E R 1 Copyrighted Material