The Democracy Commitment at MCC is happy to announce two virtual deliberative dialogues for the campus community scheduled for Fall 2020.
Because each discussion takes the form of a deliberative dialogue, discussions take place in small groups, are driven by the contributions of those in attendance, and are facilitated by a moderator. To help anchor each discussion, the following issue guides provided by the National Issues Forum Institute will be used: Safety and Justice: How Should Communities Reduce Violence? and The Future of Work: How Should We Prepare for the New Economy?
To register for one or both events, please visit https://forms.gle/CMAzs43hE6EtNSL5A . The registration deadline is 10/10, and materials and a Zoom link will be emailed as the dates for each event approach. If you have questions, or would like more information, please email Joe Scanlon (firstname.lastname@example.org). Below are the titles, dates, times, and descriptions for each discussion.
Safety and Justice: How Should Communities Reduce Violence?
October 14th, 6-8pm
Americans are concerned about violence in their communities and in their interactions with police. These concerns are complex and intersect with race and class. Join a dialogue on how we can address violence in our communities. Discuss options like enforcing the law together, applying the law fairly, de-escalation and prevention, and your own ideas on how to address this critically important issue.
The Future of Work: How Should We Prepare for the New Economy?
October 29th, 6-8pm
The world is a complex place, and the nature of work is changing. This brings up questions about the future of trade and finance, education, and how communities should invest resources. Join a dialogue on how we can address the future of work. Discuss options like give businesses more freedom, creating more equal opportunities for individual success, and strategically supporting rising industries.