Summer of listening
How has the death of George Floyd impacted you?
What is Community Conversations?
Since 2017, Pace has been hosting VCU students to engage in conversations with one another. The topics have included: How has your community impacted your mental health? How has your community impacted your physical health? What is motivating you to vote tomorrow?
Pace Community Conversations have had the following as it's guide:
Goal: Share diverse experiences so we can learn from one another.
Theory: Focus on the individual's experiences. You can debate someone's policy positions, but you can't debate their experiences. When you hear about other's experiences, you learn and grow. We as a community, learn and grow.
How: By creating a space for minority and majority voices to be heard:
#1 Be Respectful
#2 Expect to Learn
This is an experiment.
We are not perfect.
Feedback is welcome.
How to Participate?
Our Community Conversations usually happen at Pace. While COVID-19 has kept us from having vital in-person interaction, it has given us an opportunity to share the Community Conversation with a larger audience. Here are ways you can participate, either by yourself or with a group.
Please note - this virtual format is an experiment.
We welcome questions, thoughts, and concerns:
What Others Have Learned
Once we have submissions of what people have learned, we will post some here for you to read and include as part of the Community Conversation experience.
Please note: Pace will not post all submissions, but will work to share submissions that represent a variety of responses and are in keeping with the spirit of Community Conversations - Creating a space for minority and majority voices to be heard: #1 Be Respectful #2 Expect to Learn
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