Week of Conversation | Cross-Campus College online forums on How Should We Prevent Mass Shootings?

Apr 20
Apr 20 to 25 2020, 8:30pm - 5:00pm

Dr. Kara Dillard
Email Organizer

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Join us for a series of online Common Ground for Action deliberations exclusively for college students.

Monday April 20 @ 8pm ET: https://tinyurl.com/tetxxeo
Tuesday April 21 @ 2pm ET: https://tinyurl.com/uepm5c2
Thursday April 23 @ 3pm ET: https://tinyurl.com/v5e66e2
Friday April 24 @ 7pm ET: https://tinyurl.com/vwgm2lz
Saturday April 25 @ 5pm ET: https://tinyurl.com/vkm2khu

Students will deliberate together with others from across the country over the tough choices facing us on the issue of guns, rights, and security in an era of mass shootings and deepening political polarization. Using NIFI’s nonpartisan discussion guide on “How Should We Prevent Mass Shootings In our Communities,” we’ll talk about three exclusive options for this issue and weigh the tradeoffs and consequences of acting in order to find hidden common ground on balancing rights and safety on guns. The three options include:
(1) Make Mass Killings More Difficult: We should restrict the availability of dangerous weapons, identify potentially dangerous people, and prevent them from carrying out mass casualty plans;
(2) Equip People to Defend Themselves: We should be prepared for violence and have the means to defend against it;
(3) Root Out Violence and Hate in Society: we live in a culture that perpetuates violence and numbs people to its effects. We must root out and stop the glorification of violence and promotion of hate to break this cycle.

If you haven't had a chance to review the issue guide, you can find a downloadable PDF on the National Issues Forums Institute website: https://www.nifi.org/es/issue-guide/issue-advisory-2019-how-should-we-pr...

Our aim with these forums is to give students a chance to deliberate with peers at campuses that are different from theirs – geographically, population size, and ideologically. We hope this allows students to hear voices they might not otherwise hear.

When you register, please use your university email address.

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