Active Citizen Series to host ‘Deliberative Dialogue’ event on rebuilding the economy

Students, faculty and staff are invited to take part in this dialogue on Monday, Feb. 28 at 4:30 p.m. in Lakeside 212

As a part of the Active Citizen Series, the Kernodle Center for Civic Life, Elon Votes!, Council on Civic Engagement and Elon Political Engagement Work Group will host the “Deliberative Dialogue – Back to Work: How Should We Rebuild Our Economy” event on Monday, Feb. 28 at 4:30 p.m. at Lakeside 212.

The pandemic swiftly brought the nation’s economy to a near standstill in 2020. Just as an earthquake reveals flaws in a building, the pandemic and the shutdown brought to light hidden truths in our economy – How tenuously many small businesses cling to survival; how many of the people doing essential jobs are women and people of color; and how much the country relies on other nations for vital products and services. Moving forward, what changes should be made in the way we live and work?

A Deliberative Dialogue is an opportunity for students 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.