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 […]

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 […]

1/20/21 Democracy and Community Dialogue

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 4:00pm-6:00pm Members of the UConn community are invited to come together on Inauguration Day 2021 for a dialogue on strengthening our democracy. The present historic moment demands robust participation in our political system and commitment to the values upon which it is built. But what do we want our democracy to […]

11/11 & 11/19 Race and Community Dialogue

Wednesday November 11, 6:00-8:00pm -or- POSTPONED: Thursday November 19, 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: Wednesday November 11 or Thursday November 19. Given the immense amount of diversity on the UConn campus, it is important […]

11/17/20 Dialogue Moderation Skills Workshop

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 1:00pm – 3:00pm Central to the creation of robust and respectful dialogue is the role of moderator. This workshop explores aspects of moderating both individual and series of dialogues in the classroom. Topics to be covered include the following: • Differences between the moderator and facilitator roles in dialogues • Set-up […]

11/5/20 Encounters: Radical Women Artists

Thursday November 5, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Zoom Event hosted by Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art Explore questions about how gender has shaped the history of art and how notions of gender have evolved over time. Join a conversation about gender and art as we evaluate the artist Zoe Leonard’s assessment of poet Eileen […]

10/26/20 Encounters: American Dreams

  As ‘American Dreams’ begins its Hartford run, join community members for a special Encounters Dialogue event.  Who gets to be a citizen? Who gets to decide? Monday, October 26   7:00pm – 9:00pm Register via Zoom   Special Guests to be announced… AMERICAN DREAMS It’s a Game. It’s a Show.  It’s America Imagine a […]