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Taylor Willingham Legacy Fund Grants - Applications Now Being Accepted

Applications are now being accepted (deadline is November 30, 2020) from individuals who are interested in being considered to receive a Taylor L. Willingham Legacy Fund grant. Grants are provided to individuals to enable them to develop an understanding of deliberative democracy and launch one or more deliberative dialogues in their communities and organizations in order to advance NIFI's overall mission, which is to promote public deliberation about national issues.

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Two Hundred Students from 26 Campuses - 2020 Common Ground for Action (CGA) Cross Campus Forums

Nearly 200 students from 26 colleges and universities joined in last week’s 2020 Common Ground for Action (CGA) Cross-College Campus forums, an annual event convened by the National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI).  Students spent a week deliberating on issues like policing, free speech and the inclusive campus and voting as part of NIFI’s With the People Initiative

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State University of New York (SUNY) Holds Online Statewide Forums about Voting

On Constitution Day, September 17, 2020, the State University of New York (SUNY) system held a statewide online deliberative forum about voting. One hundred eighty-seven students from 36 campuses across the state of New York participated in the online forums.

This is the description of the deliberative event that was posted by Tonya J. Ackley at SUNY Buffalo State:

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