The plan is to spend most of the time listening to each other as participants discuss three questions:
-How does my life/my major/my work intersect with state policies and state politics?
-What is my impression about the state of the state and its people?
-What can I do to engage with others and make a positive difference in the state?
People will sit at round tables with about six or seven others, including a student facilitator and a faculty/staff facilitator. There will be a chance to share ideas and thoughts with the broader group as well. Volunteer groups and community members are encouraged to join.
The event is envisioned as a way to get people from multiple disciplines and colleges learning more about how politics intersect with what we all do, and how what we all do intersect with politics, in a nonpartisan and civil way.