University Partnership Leads to Community Conversation
The Cats for Inclusion campaign, supported through the Staley School of Leadership Studies and the Kansas State University Black Student Union have formed a partnership to develop a public discussion and civic leadership training series. The first of three community conversations took place on September 3rd, with two more scheduled for October 2nd and 27th. Read more here.
Discussion Time is Here
Referencing an article that encouraged farmers to participate in discussions, Kansas State University professor Timothy Shaffer encouraged K-State Polytechnic students to consider the role public discussions have had in addressing public problems. He spoke at the monthly civic luncheon forum that is open to the public. Read more here.
During this election season, ICDD is working with local campus and community organizations to increase voter registration and public discussion of critical issues. Riley County Young Voters, the League of Women Voters, K-State's Student Governing Organization, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Movies on the Grass, and Alpha Phi Alpha are some of the non-partisan organizations supporting voter education. Watch for activities related to the vote on our Events calendar.
Public Forums on Multiculturalism and Inclusion - Cats for Inclusion Campaign, Black Student Union, and A.E. Staley School of Leadership Studies
Public discussion and civic leadership training go hand-in-hand with a series of public forums this fall aimed at increasing self-understanding and improving multicultural learning at K-State and in the Manhattan community. Participants will share stories, discuss opportunities for change, and leave with action plans to make a difference in our community. Three dates for the same event are September 3, October 2, and October 21 with details provided on our Events calendar.
Water Issue Framing - Kettering Foundation, Kansas Association for Conservation & Environmental Education (KACEE)
Development of issue guides following the choice-work of National Issues Forum processes involves focus groups and interviews with subject experts as well as laypersons. ICDD is assisting members of KACEE as part of a national initiative by the Kettering Foundation to explore the value systems foundational to public discussion on a range of water policy issues. If you are interested in water focus groups and public forums planned through this year, email Donna Schenck-Hamlin.