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October 2020

Depolarizing Within Workshop for Faculty and Staff

October 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

NC Campus Compact and the Braver Angels Alliance of Central North Carolina are teaming up to host two "Depolarizing Within Workshops."  This first workshop is for faculty and staff only. This free workshop will help you become more aware of your "inner polarizer" and learn a useful method for disagreeing with others About this Event Much of today’s polarization is driven by how we talk with like-minded people about those on the other side. Too often, we stereotype, dismiss, or ridicule our fellow citizens who support the other political party, its leaders, and its policies. This free, two-hour workshop helps participants become more aware of their own "inner polarizer." It teaches how to be critical without demonizing, dismissing, or stereotyping large swaths of the population. And it offers strategies for intervening constructively in social conversations with like-minded peers when these conversations veer into contempt and ridicule for people who hold other political views. This is a two-part workshop. Part one consists…

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Engaged Scholar Writing Retreat

October 9 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Are you teaching an engaged pedagogy such as service-learning, community-based research, or participatory action research and working to advance your scholarship? Does your research include community partners? Do you want to explore ways to connect with North Carolina faculty and administrators who are working on community-engaged scholarship? Join other engaged scholars in the third annual writing retreat. The retreat includes time for writing as well as discussions on writing strategies and a conversation with engaged scholar Dr. Keisha Bentley-Edwards. Dr. Bentley-Edwards studies how race, racial socialization, and racism affect the health and well-being of children and adults. Her work has been published in scholarly journals and featured in a range of local and national media outlets. Bring a writing project that you want to work on, at any stage of completion. You’ll make progress on it while participating in a writing community. Sponsored by North Carolina Campus Compact, the Duke Office of Civic Engagement, and the Duke Service-Learning Program. Facilitator:…

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Depolarizing Within Workshop for Students

October 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

NC Campus Compact and the Braver Angels Alliance of Central North Carolina are teaming up to host two "Depolarizing Within" workshops.  This workshop is for students only. This free workshop will help you become more aware of your "inner polarizer" and learn a useful method for disagreeing with others About this Event Much of today’s polarization is driven by how we talk with like-minded people about those on the other side. Too often, we stereotype, dismiss, or ridicule our fellow citizens who support the other political party, its leaders, and its policies. This free, two-hour workshop helps participants become more aware of their own "inner polarizer." It teaches how to be critical without demonizing, dismissing, or stereotyping large swaths of the population. And it offers strategies for intervening constructively in social conversations with like-minded peers when these conversations veer into contempt and ridicule for people who hold other political views. This is a two-part workshop. Part one consists of a 40…

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