Nonpartisan Student Political Dialogue to Explore 'Cancel Culture'

Upcoming April 20 student political dialogue to explore the phenomenon and impact of “cancel culture.”
Nonpartisan Student Political Dialogue to Explore 'Cancel Culture'

The University of Scranton’s Political Dialogues Working Group will offer a virtual student political dialogue Exploring “Cancel Culture” on April 20 at 7 p.m. via Zoom. This dialogue event will offer University of Scranton students the opportunity to engage with other University students in open conversation about the phenomenon of “cancel culture” and its impact on both individuals and society at large.  Registration is required here.

In this dialogue event, students will have a chance to engage and encounter each other's experiences and views -- not debate or persuade -- through structured dialogue to build understanding. Interested students can learn more about this event and past dialogues by visiting the Bursting Our Political Bubbles Civic Dialogue website.

This is the second nonpartisan political dialogue of the semester. The first political dialogue, Democracy: Are We “Brave Enough to Be It”?, was held on Wednesday, March 3 at 7 p.m. via Zoom. In this dialogue, over 50 University students joined for a dialogue focused on the shared value of democracy. This dialogue was inspired by National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman’s inauguration poem “The Hill We Climb” and offered students an opportunity to consider the ideas Gorman put forth in her poem about what it takes to come together as a nation and to reengage with what it means to live out our democratic promise.

The University has organized similar discussions on campus since 2017 as part of an ongoing “Bursting Our Political Bubbles” Dialogue Initiative, which blends the reflective, structured dialogue methods of national non-profit Essential Partners with St. Ignatius of Loyola’s teachings of discernment and reflection. For tips on how to have your own constructive dialogue that involves both listening to and learning from others, click here

Questions about the virtual political dialogues can be directed to

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