The UNC Greensboro Department of Communication Studies and the Greensboro History Museum have teamed up to host a series of “Democracy Tables” to deepen civic engagement and enhance community connections.
These virtual conversations invite residents to share experiences and concerns and to discover ways to make change in their communities. The project first launched in the fall of 2020 with a focus on voting in Greensboro.
The series continues this spring, with conversations about police, community, and justice taking place Feb. 24, March 1, and March 4. Questions that arise from these conversations will be addressed at a special follow-up session on March 10.
Conversations addressing housing and equity begin March 27.
In addition to promoting civic engagement, Democracy Tables also serves as a service-learning opportunity for UNCG students. Undergraduate and graduate students have received training to help facilitate the conversations. In addition, students are helping to promote the event through community partnerships, social media, and media relations.
Democracy Tables is part of the “Project Democracy 20/20” initiative organized by Greensboro History Museum to explore American democracy through exhibitions, public programs, and innovative community connections.
The Greensboro History Museum is one of the five grant recipients of the National Communication Association – Center for Communication, Community Collaboration, and Change housed in the UNCG Department of Communication Studies. The center seeks to facilitate partnerships with community-based organizations that create sustainable change for underrepresented and/or vulnerable communities through the production and application of communication-related scholarship and practice that lead to measurable outcomes for its community partners.
All Greensboro residents and friends are invited to participate in Democracy Tables. Learn more, view the full schedule, and register for conversations at greensborohistory.org/democracytables.