Event to Encourage “Difficult Dialogues”

Written by Larry Crippen. Posted in Local News, News


Event to Encourage “Difficult Dialogues”

Published on October 04, 2016 by Larry Crippen

The 2016 presidential race has been arguably one of the most heated and unique ones to date, often resulting in escalated arguments or lack of civic engagement for fear of conflict.

In order to combat those issues, Sam Houston State University’s American Democracy Project, Center for Community Engagement and Global Center for Journalism and Democracy will present “Difficult Dialogues,” an opportunity for the SHSU community to have a safe venue to engage in meaningful and controversial conversation, on Wednesday (Oct. 5) from 2-2:50 p.m. at the College of Humanities and Social Sciences outdoor amphitheater.

The first session will focus on the current presidential nominees, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, but the hosting organizations said they are open to suggestions from the community about other topics for future conversations.

Kelli Arena, executive director of GCJD, said creating an open dialogue applies to all students’ education and life experiences.

Philosophy professor Charles Carlson will moderate the discussion. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Arena at 936.294.1335 or Strickland at 936.294.3128.



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