Active Citizen Series to host ‘Deliberative Dialogue’ event on preventing mass shootings in our communities

Students, faculty and staff are invited to take part in this dialogue on Monday, Feb. 27 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 – How Should We Prevent Mass Shootings in Our Communities? ” event on Monday, Feb. 27 at 4:30 p.m. in Lakeside 212.

Advance registration is required.

More than 320,000 students have experienced gun violence at school since Columbine. The tragic attacks in Uvalde, Texas, Newtown, Connecticut, Parkland, Florida, and other places have raised concerns among many people across the nation. Such shootings have become more frequent and more deadly in the last decade. Each mass murder has devastating effects on a whole community.

Overall, the United States has become safer in recent years, yet mass shooters target innocent people indiscriminately — often in places where people should feel safe such as movie theaters, shopping centers, and schools. How can we stop mass shootings and ensure that people feel safe in their homes and communities?

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.