Presentation focused on a joint effort between Illinois State University's Political Engagement Project and a community organization, The Living Democracy Project of Bloomington-Normal, to bring a deliberative democracy forum to campus.
The forum, titled "What Are Schools For? What is the 21st Century Mission for Our Public Schools," was designed to attract both community and campus participants to a deliberative democracy forum setting.
Presentation will examine the challenges of coordinating an event with campus and community groups; efforts to ensure student involvement; and how this event hopefully acts as the first step in a broader town-gown collaboration on civic and political engagement.
Kahl, Chad M., "Town and Gown: First Steps in a Campus-Community Civic Engagement Partnership for Deliberative Democracy Forums" (2011). Faculty and Staff Publications – Milner Library. 20.