Spring 2022 D4D on the Road Workshop: students from across the country learn creative action planning
On April 1, 60 participants from 10 Periclean campuses nationwide participated in the Project Pericles Debating for Democracy (D4D) on the Road Workshop, “Creative Action Planning for the Win!” The workshop was a tremendous success. Students learned strategic tools and processes to help them build winning strategies to make change on issues and problems they care about in their own lives. The workshop also involved students from local NYC high schools through the organization, YVote. Project Pericles thanks The Eugene M. Lang Foundation for supporting 2022 D4D on the Road Workshops.
project pericles and up to us Support 36 faculty and 2,300 students to explore Policy solutions and understand differing perspectives through Deliberative Dialogues across U.S.
Project Pericles and Up to Us are concluding a successful 2021-2022 Up to Us Voting Modules Fellowship Program supporting 36 deliberative dialogue discussions across 34 campuses reaching more than 2,300 students. The program supported faculty with a mini-grant to incorporate a deliberative dialogue discussion into a course. The discussion empowers students to explore policy solutions to pressing civic issues (affordable healthcare, climate change, racial and income inequity, student debt) while respectfully engaging in civil dialogue with others who have differing viewpoints--a much needed skill in this polarized environment. Faculty used the Project Pericles Voting Modules to support this work. We are delighted that in addition to our Periclean campuses, the Fellowship Awards supported dialogues in our other partner networks including community colleges, large public universities, small private liberal arts colleges, and minority serving institutions, among others. Faculty fellows represent a diverse range of disciplines including: Africana Studies, Data Analytics, Education, Gerontology, Journalism, Political Science, Sociology, and Theatre.