Hosted by Democracy & Dialogues Initiative
Tuesday, March 22. 6:00-8:00 pm ET
CT Humanities, in partnership with Democracy and Dialogues, presents the “Dialogues for Common Ground: American Identity and Connecticut’s Civic Reconstruction” dialogue series, funded through the A More Perfect Union granting program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The program brings the conversation back to first principles, to the founding of the American democratic experiment, and intends to foster meaningful and informed discussion around the values that form the basis of our nation. In doing so, it encourages everyone to learn more about our shared history and to value and participate in our democracy.
Encounters is a structured-dialogue model that allows participants to come face-to-face and converse about issues that matter in their community. Encounters dives deeply into subjects through facilitated, small-group dialogues followed by a “question and answer”-style conversation with content-area specialists.
This program expands upon work completed under the 2020-21 program “Connecticut’s Civic Reconstruction,” part of the nationwide “Why It Matters: Civic and Electoral Participation” initiative funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.