Today, September 7th, is our deadline for fall 2023 D Team registration. If you’ve never been part of one of these groups, the key takeaway is that D Teams provide a great opportunity to connect with others over contentious and difficult topics and to deliberate about them in community with others. You can learn more about our topics here and sign up today!
D Teams provide an opportunity for you to bring a friend and/or recruit someone with whom you know you disagree. Disagreement not only makes things interesting, but it’s something that we hear again and again our D Team participants crave. At the DCI, we know that people want a space to engage in genuinely challenging and yet productive conversations, and that’s what D Teams are all about.
If you’ve been part of a D Team before, you might be asking yourself: what’s new this year? Not only will we be talking about especially timely problems—abortion, book censorship, and the relationship between speech and harm—but we’re also investigating how the value of autonomy crops up in each of these topics, and how concerns about autonomy can or should be balanced against other values we hold.
Finally, a note for everybody here: D Teams are for everybody. They provide opportunities for those unaffiliated with Davidson to be a part of these conversations, as well as opportunities for those most deeply connected to it, and everyone in between. We seek people with conservative, liberal, radical, activist, or agnostic perspectives, and people from every walk of life. Having a diversity of perspectives around the table helps everyone better understand the issue at hand. It also enables the group to explore a fuller range of options and arguments as they seek out new positions that might transcend where they all started from.
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