No Time to Talk: Civility, Protest and Making Change

Wednesday, February 2, 2022
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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No Time to Talk: Civility, Protest and Making Change

Truly resolving conflict always requires respectful conversation across differences in perspective, ideology, or identity. Getting to that conversation, however, can require more than words. Protest, civil disobedience, or other means are often necessary to demonstrate to protectors of the status quo that problems cannot be ignored, that communities need to be respected and engaged. Those who seek change have deep distrust of those who have resisted it, and know that dialogue can be just an excuse to delay action. Yet, in the end, dialogue is necessary for change. Join this panel discussion to explore your own views and the views of those in the fields of deliberative democracy and dialogue. We will focus on dialogue and protest on college campuses and the principles used to guide decision making.

This panel discussion will be hosted by Carsey School Director Michael Ettlinger. Panelists included Nancy Thomas, Director of Tufts University's Institute for Democracy & Higher Education; Dr. Jamaal Downey, lead instructor for the Treat Student Fellowship program; and Michele Holt-Shannon, Director and Co-founder of New Hampshire Listens.

This event is presented by the Carsey School of Public Policy and New Hampshire Listens. For questions and additional information, please contact Michele Holt-Shannon.

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