Dialogues for Public Life

The Dialogues for Public Life program was created to facilitate and develop the capacity of the campus and local communities to discuss challenging social issues in a productive and meaningful way. Co-sponsored by the Center for Community Engagement & Learning and The Ethics Center at UAA, the initiative was started when UAA was invited to participate as a member of a national cohort with The Kettering Foundation. The Kettering Foundation is a research organization with an interest in working with institutions of higher education that “seek to understand the challenges and opportunities associated with the public engagement and the public deliberation of pressing local or national issues.”

  • Upcoming Events

    Monday, December 4th, 6:15-8:00 pm  How can we make Anchorage a more welcoming community? A free Open Space event where participants share their ideas and create their own sessions around the central question. Held at the BP Energy Center, 900 E Benson Blvd.

  • Past Events

    Saturday, September 23, 2017  1:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Dialogues for Public Life & Project Campus Vote tables  
    Held at the front lawn of the Anchorage Museum, 625 C Street Anchorage, Alaska 99501 

    Friday, October 27, 2017  - Naming & Framing Social Issues Workshop
    An afternoon session at the Urban in Alaska Conference at Rasmuson Hall & Student Union, UAA

    August 23, 2017 - Facilitating a Public Dialogue Workshop

     

    March 2017 - Facilitated Vision – Take It to Action event for the Conversations re: Girdwood Lecture Series

    Spring 201 -  Social Work undergraduate students enrolled in SWK A331 facilitated two community forums, one for Bean’s Café and one for the Children’s Lunchbox

    November 2016 - Workshop on incorporating deliberation into social work courses at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

    Spring 2016 - Consult with Anchorage Planning Department regarding community meetings

    February 2 2016  - Beginning Skills in Public Deliberation - Urban in Alaska Conference

    Spring 2015 - Social Work undergraduate students enrolled in SWK A331 facilitated two community forums, one for Covenant House Alaska and one for Identity, Inc.

    April 2015 - Dialogues for Public Life CESA students poster presentation at the CCEL Community Engagement Forum

    April 2015 -  Presentation on engaging students to build capacity in a new campus-based dialogue and deliberation program at the Continuums of Service Conference, Long Beach, CA.

    April 14 2015 -  "Over the Edge: When the Substances We Use Become a Problem "Students, faculty, and community members are invited to participate in this forum to discuss their priorities as well as the challenges in responding to substance abuse, with an eye for forward-thinking solutions.

    March 2015 - Presented with CESA students at Urban & Rural in Alaska: Community Engagement at UAA conference

    2014-2015AY - Trained a year-long cohort of Dialogues for Public Life CESA students in public deliberation

    November 5th 2014 - Community Forum - Over the Edge: When the Substances We Use Become a Problem

    November 7th 2014 World Café - Over the Edge: When the Substances We Use Become a Problem

    September 11th 2014 - Think Tank forum

 

 Faculty Fellows for Dialogues for Public Life

DonnaaguinigaDonna M. Aguiniga, PhD              
Faculty, Social Work                    
dmaguiniga@uaa.alaska.edu  

 

 

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