Discussing difficult topics can be tough, but in a country that is increasingly polarized, relationships between people who hold different views is a superpower. And there's no better place to do this than on your own college campus.
We realized that there is a need on campus for a space outside the context of a classroom for ideas to be contested and for people to freely express those ideas without fear of social ostracization or outright censorship or repercussions from the administration.
It is essential to create spaces on our college and university campuses for healthy and productive conversations. FIRE’s Let’s Talk program provides you with tools to work toward a more intellectually open campus environment.
As a Let’s Talk leader, you are in charge of protecting and preserving the group’s mission. To do that successfully, it’s important to think about what you hope to achieve and how you want to impact your campus community.
What happens when someone attends one of your meetings, not to participate, but to shut it down? Check out these steps for dealing with disruptors.
Civil discourse games are a great way to launch casual discussions about difficult topics. Learn more about how you can have fun while having tough conversations.
When emotional temperatures spike, the group could be heading into a “bad faith” argument situation that will only make the experience unpleasant for everyone.
Tell your peers about your group! Add your organization's details to these flyers and use them to spread the word at your school.
Need funds to promote civil discourse on your campus? Apply for financial assistance today!
Thinking about inviting a speaker to campus? Use this sample speaker letter to draft your speaking request!
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