Active Citizen Series: Deliberative Dialogue on Free Speech and the Inclusive Campus – How Do We Foster the Campus Community We Want?

Students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to take part in this dialogue on Monday, Feb. 22 at 4:30 p.m.

This event is limited to the first 100 individuals who register:

                         Advance Registration Required Here

The United States is becoming increasingly diverse and more polarized as we struggle to address complex public problems such as immigration, health care, and economic inequality. As public trust in our political system waivers, U.S. college campuses are grappling with issues of inclusion, diversity, and freedom of speech. In today’s contentious and divided political environment, what should colleges and universities do to meet the roles and responsibilities of higher education to foster the campus community we want?

A Deliberative Dialogue is a virtual opportunity for students, faculty, staff, and community members to gather and exchange diverse views and experiences to seek a shared understanding of a challenge facing our society and to search for common ground for action.

The Active Citizen Series is designed to cultivate the next generation of informed leaders who will help strengthen communities and shape our democracy. This series allows students to gain a deeper understanding of how government works and to develop the necessary skills to engage in civil discourse across political divides.

This event is sponsored by the Elon Political Engagement Work Group, Elon Votes!, Kernodle Center for Civic Life, and Council on Civic Engagement.