Commons Conversations are opportunities for Davidson students to hang out and talk about both fun and challenging issues facing our community and society. Hosted by students trained in facilitation by the Deliberative Citizenship Initiative (DCI), these conversations are designed to be low-key, informal spaces that enable students to engage with one another in productive and rewarding ways on important social and political topics.
Commons Conversations are held every Friday at Vail Commons between 11:30 to 1:30 pm. To accommodate students’ class schedules, there will be three Conversation Tables hosted, one from 11:40 to 12:20, one from 12 pm to 1 pm, and one from 12:40 to 1:20. Students can get their food and start gathering a few minutes beforehand as they arrive from class and elsewhere, and the conversations will start at the times listed.
We’ll talk about some fun topics and some serious ones, but all in the spirit of learning, sharing, and getting to know one another better. The student facilitators are there to help keep the conversation on track and make sure everyone has a chance to contribute. Every Conversation Table will have a couple open seats available for those who want to join in the moment, but you can also reserve a seat below as well. There are only a few seats at each Table, so we encourage you to sign-up in advance.
Students, we hope you can join us for some good conversation!
- 11:40-12:20 Conversation Table RSVP
- 12:00-1:00 pm Conversation Table RSVP
- 12:40-1:20 pm Conversation Table RSVP