Month: January 2021

2/25 Facilitator Training

  Thursday February 25 4:00-5:30 pm  Encounters is a structured-dialogue model that allows participants to come face-to-face and converse about issues that matter in their community. Encounters dives deeply into subjects through facilitated, small-group dialogues followed by a “question and answer”-style conversation with content-area specialists. Encounters team members will facilitate a “how-to” training for those […]

2/28 Film & Dialogue

Join us this Sunday, February 28, from 6:00-9:00 pm, for a film screening of “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry” and a dialogue to follow the film   Link to register available at: https://uconn-cmr.webex.com/uconn-cmr/onstage/g.php?MTID=eb3e334681b622ffb9945a0efaf60a6b9    Co-hosted by Dodd Impact’s Democracy & Dialogues Initiative and the UConn Women’s Center

UConn hosts Democracy & Community Dialogue event on Inauguration Day

UConn hosts Democracy & Community Dialogue event on Inauguration Day By Jake Kelly, Reporter, Daily Campus January 20, 2021 The U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. (pictured above) is where Congress converges to make decisions on legislature. The Democracy and Community Dialogue hosted by UConn hopes to encourage discussion of topics from transfer of power to […]

DDI Intern Feature: Megan Villanova

Megan is a MSW student at UConn’s School of Social Work  What was the inspiration or motivation for pursuing the internship with Democracy and Dialogues Initiative? When I first was introduced to community dialogues, I had never heard of anything like them but was drawn to the idea of communities coming together to discuss issues […]

ICD Fellowship Project Highlight: a Q & A with Réme Bohlin

Student Perceptions of Shakespeare as a Pedagogical Resource Project Summary: The debate about Shakespeare’s relevance in the twenty-first century, indeed the relevance of literary studies in general, is long-standing. However, undergraduate students are often absent from these debates. My project seeks to recruit undergraduate voices in the creation of an online, open-source Shakespeare class that […]

3/4 By Our Love: Paradoxes in Political Tribalism

Thursday March 4, 2021 7:00-9:00pm The creators of “By Our Love,” an animated short video produced by UConn’s Greenhouse Studios, will facilitate a dialogue in partnership with the Encounters Series, titled “Paradox in Political Tribalism,” which will be held virtually via Zoom on March 4, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Released on January 22nd, “By Our […]