Ways to Social Change: Dialogue

This month's theme, Dialogue, focuses on elections, voting, formal political activities, community building, and deliberative dialogues. Throughout the month, we will be encouraging students to vote in the upcoming local election and to get involved in election education. During our headline event, Elections: How should we safeguard and encourage voting?, we will host a deliberative dialogue exploring the pros and cons of proposed changes to the US Election system.


Headline Event:

Elections: How Should we Safeguard and Encourage Voting?
October 4, 6:00-7:15pm (Central) 

During this discussion-based event we will focus on potential changes to the election system. While many agree that it should be changed, there is great disagreement about how and even what the goals of the election system should be. Join us at this event to discuss this and to talk about how issues within it have been identified and how they can be fixed through a framework provided by the National Issues Forum. After going through the pros and cons of three different options for changing our election system, we will open up the discussion for posing questions to the group as well as to Professor Daniel Myers. Finally, we will discuss the importance of local elections in creating social change.

More Events:

What you need to know about Trump supporters
Wednesday, September 22, 12:00-1:00pm

Can Guaranteed Income Advance Gender Equity
Thursday, September 30, 1:30-3:00pm

The Strength and Curse of Community Organizing 
Wednesday, October 27, 12:00- 1:00pm 

Journalism, Political Power, and Public Trust
Thursday, October 28, 7:00pm

Azita Chellappoo “Unpacking Politics & Values in Cultural Evolution”
Wednesday, November 3, 12:15pm

Spotlight Series: Voter Access & Agency and Election Security
Thursday, March 24, 3:30pm

Spotlight Series: Unpacking the Middle
Thursday, April 7, 3:30 pm




Take a Community Engaged Learning Class:

  • COMM 3614: Advanced Public Policy and Debate (CLA)
  • ENGL 1501W: Literature and Public Life (CLA)
  • ENGL 3505: Protest Literature and Community Action (CLA) 
  • SW 2501W: Introduction to Social Justice  (CEHD)           
  • AFRO 3426: Deconstructing the Welfare State: African Americans & Social Policy (CLA)
  • NGL 3506: Social Movements and Community Education (CLA)
  • WRIT 4573W: Writing Proposals and Grant Management (CLA)SW 3501: Theories and Practices of Social Change Organizing (CEHD)