Enjoy free coffee, cookies, and stimulating conversation with UNCG’s Humanities Network & Consortium at the museum. Rotating guest speakers and topics each month.
This month’s theme is Reclaiming Civil Discourse and Fostering Critical Dialogue on Campus. The facilitator will be Dr. Jeremy Rinker, Assistant Professor, Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, who will introduce the speakers and set the stage with some questions about the state of civil discourse on the US University. Dr. Douglas Fry, Chair of the Peace and Conflict Studies Department at UNCG and co-authored, with Riane Eisler, of Nurturing our Humanity (2019, Oxford) will provide his thoughts on the current state of civil discourse and how peace and conflict skills can help foster critical dialogue on campus. Dr. Justin Harmon, Assistant Professor in Community and Therapeutic Recreation will offer his insights on creating space for critical discourse around contentious topics. And Derick Smith, Instructor of Political Science, will provide perspective on civil discourse at NC A&T. If you are concerned about the state of our discourse and want to engage in critical conversation don’t miss this HNAC Café!
Participants: Dr. Douglas Fry, Chair, Department of Peace and Conflict Studies; Dr. Justin Harmon, Community and Therapeutic Recreation; Derick Smith, Instructor of Political Science, North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, and; Dr. Jeremy Rinker, Department of Peace and Conflict Studies.
See hnac.uncg.edu for details.
Fridays: JAN 17, FEB 21, APR 17 + MAR 20