Wolf Pack Community Howl

Topic: A House Divided. What Would We Have to Give Up to Get the Political System We Want?

Every American is affected by the divisions and outrage that prevent us from making progress on urgent problems. This issue guide is designed to help people deliberate together about how we should approach the issue.

These are difficult questions, and there are no easy answers:

  • Should we require more accurate, respectful discussion in the media and online, or would that stifle free speech?
  • Should we reform politics and government to encourage compromise, or will that mean giving up on the changes we really need and want?
  • Should local communities set policies in areas like health care and the environment, or would that risk the progress we’ve made and make further progress nearly impossible?
  • Should we crack down on money in politics, or will people just find new ways to evade the rules?

What should we do to get the political system we want? What should we do to revive our ability to work together on the most urgent problems? What are we willing to give up in order to do so?

ASUN and the Center for Student Engagement have partnered t to create a space focused on important national topics.   These conversations will be facilitated with the use of National Issues Forms guides around topics that students selected in the Spring 2018 Campus wide Civic Engagement Survey.  Over 4000 students responded to this survey and expressed a desire to learn more about issues and to be a part of the conversation.

A deliberative conversation is a process that promotes civil & productive dialogue that moves us toward understanding values and identifying potential common ground. This is not a debate. Rather, it is a facilitated process that allows us to consider options together, explore our concerns, and decide what is important to our community.

Join us in these respectful deliberative conversations about real issues impacting our world.  

We have only 200 spots and you can pick up your ticket at the ASUN Center for Student Engagement located on the 3rd Floor of The Joe.

We are also looking for facilitators for these conversations.  The trainings will be Friday, April 12 and 19 from 3pm-5pm in The Joe room 323.  You must be able to attend both trainings.  

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Glick Ballroom C