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Campus race relations dialogue, lecture on thoughtful listeners, and more!

Posted October 23, 2017


The Aggie Agora is a nonpartisan College of Liberal Arts initiative that aims to facilitate public discourse and civic engagement on the A&M campus and throughout the state of Texas.

Here’s a look at upcoming Wednesday Workshops, Friday Lectures, and other events with the Aggie Agora!

You can view and register for all of our fall 2017 events here:

Difficult Dialogues Workshop: Free speech and hate speech, Wednesday, October 25, Bolton 213, 1:30 – 3:00 pm: Free speech and hate speech – two terms that invite a lot of diverse opinions, especially when paired together. Come and engage with other citizens in thinking about this contentious topic!

Coffee and cookies are provided. Link to register:

Difficult Dialogues Campus Race Relations, Thursday, November 2, MSC 2404, 6:00 – 8:00 pm: To work together to build a more inclusive campus, the Aggie Agora and the College of Liberal Arts are hosting a series of Difficult Dialogues on Campus Race Relations. This interactive workshop will use a conversation café format to facilitate small group discussions of race-related vignettes and to collectively brainstorm ideas to make the campus more welcoming for all.

Pizza and drinks are provided. Link to register:

Friday Lecture Series: Hidden Consensus and Silent Thoughtful Listeners with Dr. Martín Carcasson, Friday, November 3, Rudder 401, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm: For our third lecture of this semester’s Friday Lecture Series, Dr. Martín Carcasson visits us from Colorado State University as the founder and director of the CSU Center for Public Deliberation. Join us for his talk!

Coffee and donuts are provided. Link to register:

Coffee Hour with visiting speaker, Dr. Martín Carcasson, Friday, November 3, Coke 206A, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Join us for a coffee hour with Dr. Carcasson that provides for more intimate and informal conversation.

Coffee and cookies are provided. Link to register:

Fact-Check Workshop, Wednesday, November 8, MSC 1400, 1:30 – 3:00 pm: Join Dr. Jennifer Mercieca in this workshop that will enable citizens to discern who is telling the truth (or if there is any truth) in current political discourse!

Coffee and cookies are provided. Link to register:

Jessica Gantt Shafer
Aggie Agora Graduate Fellow
PhD Candidate, Communication
Texas A&M University


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