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WKU Center for Citizenship & Social Justice

Embracing our Elephants: A Deliberative Dialogue Series

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"Deliberative dialogue" refers to a face-to-face method of communication where a small, diverse group of individuals exchange ideas and opinions in search of the best solution to a problem. This democratic style of dialogue and deliberation help build civic capacities by teaching students how to come together and have productive discussions (not debates) about the most complex and often divisive social issues we encounter today. It teaches students to look for common ground and be willing to compromise when appropriate to help build consensus in how solutions are reached when solving public problems.

CCSJ will be offering several opportunities to engage in deliberative dialogues - through deliberative dialogue moderator training, and through moderated discussion.

Students trained in deliberative dialogue will have the opportunity to serve as moderators for two deliberative dialogue sessions this academic year: A Conversation About Climate Change in partnership with Geography & Geology and the Office of Sustainability, as well as a session on race and social justice in partnership with the Diversity & Embracement Committee, utilizing Dr. Holland's T.R.U.T.H. Talk Series (True Racial Understanding Through Honest Talks), which is designed to keep the campus community talking about issues of race, diversity, and inclusion.

To register for Embracing our Elephants: A Deliberative Dialogue on Climate Change (November 16, 2017), please fill out the form below.

**Community members should disregard the request for 800 number in the registration.** For information about parking, please contact 

In 150 characters or less, give us a brief description of your view on climate change. This helps us organize our demographic for this event.

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