January 28, 2016
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Join us for a timely conversation, led by Diana Hess, author and Dean of the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, about what it means to listen to others in a democracy and how to nurture this quality in young people. The need has never been greater as our communities become increasingly polarized. Hess has written extensively about democratic education and has looked closely at how classrooms grapple with the question, “How should we live together?”
Diana Hess, Ph.D. is the Dean of the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, co-author of The Political Classroom: Evidence and Ethics in Democratic Education (2015), and author of the award-winning book, Controversy in the Classroom: The Democratic Power of Discussion (2009). The program will begin at 6:30 p.m.-7:45 p.m. followed by a conversation and reception from 7:45 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Seating is limited.
To RSVP, please click the registration button below or call (303) 316-4848 x221. As part of Facing History’s national series of Community Conversations, this event is free and open to the public.
Venue: Posner Center - Commons