Humanities For All, a program of the National Humanities Alliance, features The Encounters Series

Humanities for All, a project of the National Humanities Alliance, showcases over 1,800 examples of publicly engaged humanities work at colleges and universities across the United States. In 2017, Humanities for All did a profile feature on The Encounters Series.  To read the full profile, visit:  The Encounters Series The Encounters Series is facilitating […]

3/11 & 3/18 Race and Community Dialogue

Thursday March 11, 6:00-8:00pm -or- Thursday March 18, 6:00-8:00pm This dialogue provides the opportunity for faculty, staff, and students to discuss, share experiences, and ask questions about race. There are two opportunities to attend: Thursday March 11 or Thursday March 18. Given the immense amount of diversity on the UConn campus, it is important to […]

CT Humanities Awarded $50,000 to Further Dialogue, Civics Education, and Participation in our Democracy

Read full article from CT Humanities HERE October 23, 2020 • Features & News, Grants CT Humanities has been awarded $50,000 by the Federation of State Humanities Councils through the Why It Matters: Civic and Electoral Participation initiative funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. CT Humanities has brought together our statewide partners CT Public, the Democracy and […]

3/24 Bushnell Park: Paradoxes of Urban Renewal

Wednesday, March 24, 6:00-8:00pm Hosted by Connecticut’s Old State House ‘Urban renewal’ and ‘beautification’ initiatives bring multiple benefits to our lives and communities. But what are the costs of such projects? We invite you to explore the ‘pros’ and ‘cons’ of urban revitalization through an evaluation of Bushnell Park on Hartford’s neighborhoods and residents. Nineteenth-century […]

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:    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 […]