We offer campus-wide dialogues on culture and race-related divisions and misunderstandings in the United States. This is a radically open forum where divergent perspectives are encouraged and fairly considered. Although many believe we are “beyond race” and many others believe we have “a long way to go,” recent events suggest that there is much to examine. The goal is to inspire a fresh examination that accounts for the range of views.
Given the world-altering impact that many scientists are predicting with respect to climate changes (and the controversy surrounding that view), we have made this topic the focus of our newest dialogue initiative. In this open forum, participants have the opportunity to explore what they know, how they’ve come to their conclusions and how this issue shapes their beliefs, goals and vision. In addition, they encounter new ideas by hearing the views of their peers from diverse disciplines. The goal is to create a forum to open this subject to constructive and collaborative examination.
In addition to the topic-specific 90 minute dialogue programs, we also collaborate with other Penn State (student driven) organizations to craft facilitated dialogue programs for their specific needs. If you are interested in collaborating, please get in touch below!