Campus Compact of New York and Pennsylvania

Talk to the Authors: Doing Democracy Virtually – May 27

Posted on May 12, 2020

Join us for our first virtual talk to the authors online symposium on May 27, 2020, 1:30 PM with Nick Longo and Tim Shaffer authors of Creating Space for Democracy: Dialogue and Deliberation in Higher Education.

We live in divisive and polarizing times, often remaining in comfortable social bubbles and experiencing few genuine interactions with people who are different or with whom we disagree. Stepping out and turning to one another is difficult but necessary. For our democracy to thrive at a time when we face wicked problems that involve tough trade-offs it is vital that all citizens participate fully in the process. We need to learn to listen, think, and act with others to solve public problems. This collaborative task begins with creating space for democracy. This book provides a guide for doing so on campus through deliberation and dialogue.

At the most basic level, this book describes collaborative and relational work to engage with others and co-create meaning. Specifically, dialogue and deliberation are processes in which a diverse group of people moves toward making a collective decision on a difficult public issue.

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