April 17, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
Natl. Week of Deliberation, #1: Youth & Opportunity
Please join us for the 2023 National Week of Deliberation online deliberative forum using Common Ground for Action (CGA) on Monday, April 17 at 2:00 pm ET on “Youth & Opportunity: What Should We Do For Future Generations to Thrive?”
The College National Week of Deliberation CGA college forum series connects college students from across the country to discuss and make choices together about today’s most pressing, wicked issues. As more campuses become ideological bubbles, this initiative hopes to give students a space to talk across geographic and ideological divides to see what common ground we have to act on wicked issues.
Overview of Youth & Opportunity:
THIS DISCUSSION IS DESIGNED TO HELP COLLEGE STUDENTS DELIBERATE TOGETHER about what we should do to address unprecedented challenges that may hinder future generations from leading successful and economically secure lives. The guide outlines three different ways of considering the issue. Each suggests actions we might take, along with trade-offs we would have to accept. Altogether, these options allow participants to explore important values and tensions shared by many. Information in this guide raises crucial questions for which there are no easy answers.
Will the next generation, like those before it, be able to build an economically secure future, or will it face too many unprecedented challenges that undercut its prospects?
Should present-day priorities be more important than our obligations to future generations?
Is the next generation receiving the education and support it needs to succeed?
Are there disparities that we should be addressing today to enable future generations to prosper tomorrow?
Bolstering the chances of success for future generations requires us to consider choices that cut across conventional partisan lines and generational differences. What course of action should be a priority as we plan for the future?