Active Citizen Series: Deliberative Dialogue – Youth and Opportunity: What Should We Do for Future Generations to Thrive?

Students are invited to take part in this dialogue on Monday, Sept. 27 at 4:30 p.m.

Many young people think the United States is on the wrong track and fear that decisions by today’s leaders are robbing them, and those who come after them, of a better future. Distrust in political parties combined with concerns about racial inequality and the lack of fundamental fairness in our society are inspiring protests and fueling grassroots efforts to challenge the status quo.

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.

This event is limited to the first 70 students who register and advance registration is required online.

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 Kernodle Center for Civic Life, Elon Votes!, Council on Civic Engagement and Elon Political Engagement Work Group.