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    Second Virtual Community Dialogues Announced for June 3

    Second Community Dialogue to Reflect on Values and See New Possibilities
    May 26, 2020

    The University of Scranton’s Office of Community Relations in collaboration with various on and off campus partners will offer an encore virtual community dialogue on June 3 at 4 p.m. This second virtual dialogue “Finding Community Amid Coronavirus: Identifying What We Value and Seeing the Possibilities Ahead” seeks to engage participants in reflection to identify important lessons that can be found in our current unique circumstances. This dialogue builds on the effort of the first virtual community dialogue, “Finding Community Amid Coronavirus: A Conversation Among Neighbors” that was held on April 27, 2020. The first dialogue connected over 25 participants joining from a range of backgrounds, spanning generations and across diverse racial/ethnic identities.

    The goal of the “Finding Community Amid Coronavirus” virtual civic dialogues is to offer participants a space to look within themselves during the current circumstances and to learn from others in our shared community. These dialogues create a space for personal reflection on values and possibilities. Additionally, by genuinely listening to others, the dialogues aim to offer participants an opportunity to foster interpersonal connections and to see new perspectives from within the community. The dialogues are a part of the University’s Civic Dialogues program that works to offering opportunity for engagement and community building through sharing experiences and ideas with individuals from a variety of diverse backgrounds.

    This Community Dialogue event is open to members of both the University of Scranton and the broader Scranton area communities. Join us to share with and learn from others about community and connection. This structured dialogue session will be held on Zoom from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. on June 3. Registration is required at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ValuesPossibilities.  This Community Dialogue is coordinated by the University’s Political Dialogues Working Group in collaboration with community partner, Valley in Motion, and is made possible by a University Strategic Initiatives Grant.

    For more information contact community@scranton.edu or visit scranton.edu/dialogues.

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