March 19, 2015
Are you passionate about political and social issues but not sure how to make a difference? Ursinus is among eight colleges nationally hosting a Debating for Democracy “on the road” event in conjunction with the civic engagement organization Project Pericles.
D4D™ (Debating for Democracy) is an interactive workshop that helps individuals develop the tools necessary to effect social change.
The March 28 workshop is free and open to students, faculty, staff, and their guests. Any student passionate about political and social change would benefit greatly from attending this workshop. It will be held in the Wismer faculty/staff dining room from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Attendees need to register ahead of time, and should plan on attending the workshop in its entirety which will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Debating for Democracy (D4D) on the Road is a high-energy workshop for novices and seasoned activists to earn organizing and advocacy strategies, practice effective messaging, and learn how to mobilize allies in order to have a meaningful impact and bring the change you want to see in the world.
According to Project Pericles, of which Ursinus is a charter member, Debating for Democracy (D4D)™ is designed to promote civic engagement and effective advocacy skills among a wide range of students. Through workshops, a national conference, and co-curricular programs on each campus, students acquire the tools and tactics they need to advance their issues and to get their messages across to elected officials, fellow students, community groups, and the media.