Dialogues for Public Life
What is Dialogues for Public Life?
Co-sponsored by the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) Center for Community Engagement & Learning, the UAA Ethics Center, and the UAA School of Social Work, Dialogues for Public Life was created when UAA was invited to participate as a member of a national learning exchange cohort with The Kettering Foundation.
Dialogues for Public Life (often simply referred to as Dialogues) currently has two priorities centered on building the capacity of the UAA campus and Alaska communities to engage in public dialogue and deliberation..
- To provide training workshops on dialogue and deliberation, and
- To support community partners who are interested in hosting an event. This assistance may take the form of consultation and/or event facilitation.
Civic engagement means working to make a difference in the civic life of our communities and developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values and motivation to make that difference.-Thomas Ehrilch
How Can I Get Involved?
Please contact us if you are interested in learning more, attending a training, or talking about how Dialogues could partner with your organization.
Donna Aguiniga: 907-786-4087 / email@example.com
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Who is Dialogues for Public Life?
Dr. Bauer is an associate professor of philosophy at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) and the chair of the Department of Philosophy. She is also the interim director of UAA’s Ethics Center. Dr. Bauer teaches and researches issues in biomedical ethics, disaster ethics, and public deliberation. She received training in public deliberation from the Kettering Foundation from 2014-15 and founded UAA's Dialogues for Public life with Dr. Donna Aguiniga in 2014. With Dr. Aguiniga, she has offered a number of trainings in deliberation techniques for both UAA and community members and facilitated deliberation events for municipal agencies and others in Anchorage.
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