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February 23, 2017 | 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Category: Seminar
Location: Student Center Hilberry A&B | Map
5221 Gullen Mall
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: $5, $2 w/st ID
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Staff

How long has it been since you have had a calm, reasoned discussion with someone you didn’t agree with on the whether refugees have a right to come to the USA?

Most of us have strong opinions one way or the other, and in this time of personalized information streams, sometimes it’s hard to understand why smart people can think so differently on this issue.

The Center is offering a chance to hear smart people on both sides of the issue present what they actually think and why, both with each other and then directly with the audience.

Join us at 7pm on February 23 in Hillberry A&B in the WSU Student Center Building, where:

Brian Dickerson of the Detroit Free Press will moderate a formal presentation from experts holding different opinions. They will discuss common ground as well as differences in the balance between welcoming refugees and public safety.

After the moderated dialogue between the speakers, attendees will then hae the opportunity to participate in moderated conversation in a coffeehouse-type atmosphere. You can actually speak directly with people who may have very good reasons for their beliefs, that you may not have considered. At the same time, you may be able to help others understand your side.

It’ll be fun! It’ll be democracy! There will be coffee and cookies!

For more information about this event, please contact Aimee Moran at 313-577-6140 or citizenship@wayne.edu.