Announcements

4/21 @12pm – Encounters: The Great Derangement

Join UConn Reads Democracy and Dialogues Initiative and Amitav Ghosh for Encounters: The Great Derangement Wednesday, April 21, 2021 12:00pm – 2:00pm Register via Zoom: 4/21/21 10:30 AM REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED What is it about climate change that the mention of it should lead to banishment from the preserves of serious […]

4/21 @5pm – Encounters: The Great Derangement

Join UConn Reads Democracy and Dialogues Initiative and Amitav Ghosh for Encounters: The Great Derangement Wednesday, April 21, 2021 5:00pm – 7:00pm Register via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctc-GppzgiHdwgsAdO0FUppSFbI8hr52Hc What is it about climate change that the mention of it should lead to banishment from the preserves of serious fiction? And what does this tell us about culture […]

4/22 Encounters: City Beautiful

Thursday April 22 6:00-8:00pm Hosted by the Wadsworth Atheneum Participate in an Encounters discussion about the way in which urbanism, public sculpture, and the City Beautiful movement perpetuated and solidified racist exclusions at the beginning of the modern age. The World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 in Chicago aimed to establish an experience of wonder and […]

Democracy and Community Featured on CPTV

The present historic moment demands robust participation in our political system and commitment to the values on which it was built. How can we support participation by all members of our community? This spring, the Democracy and Dialogues Initiative partnered with CT Humanities, Connecticut Public Media, Everyday Democracy, and Essential Partners to create Democracy & […]

4/9 Screening & Dialogue: Crip Camp

Friday, April 9, 2020 3:00-6:00pm Join us for a virtual screening of the film Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution, followed by a dialogue on disability rights and disability history. People who are unable to attend the documentary screening are still welcome to join us for the dialogue portion which will begin at roughly 4:55 pm. […]

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 […]

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: 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

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 […]