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Guns in America: A WeListen Staff Session

Friday, June 29, 2018
11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Space 2435 North Quad Map
This session of WeListen is open to all UM staff members. All voices and views are welcome!

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The Second Amendment grants us the “right to bear arms,” but the regulation of guns is constantly a topic of debate. Many voices have called for stronger gun control measures following acts of gun violence and mass shootings that have drawn national attention. Would increased regulation conflict with the guaranteed right of the Second Amendment? What truly constitutes "common sense" gun control? How should the United States interpret the Second Amendment today? Come to this WeListen Staff Session to learn about the current legislation and regulations regarding guns and to practice having conversations around this complex topic.

By participating in WeListen sessions, staff members will:
- Practice discussing difficult topics with others,
- Gain openness to new ideas and perspectives,
- Learn to productively challenge an idea, and
- Form a sense of community among fellow staff members.

Our aim is to bring liberals, conservatives, libertarians- everyone across the political spectrum- together for a constructive conversation about guns in America. The goal of WeListen discussions is not to debate or argue, but to understand the views and values of others and to learn from their perspectives. The session will begin with a brief content presentation to provide a basic understanding of the topic. No specific level of knowledge is required to participate in WeListen discussions!

Lunch will be served!

This event is co-sponsored by the the Ginsberg Center and LSA Psychology.

-WeListen began as a student organization with the goal of sparking small-group conversations (not debates!) between people with divergent political viewpoints. Each session aims to help participants understand the underlying values and experiences that drive others’ political views.-
Building: North Quad
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Discussion, Diversity, Food, Free, Inclusion, Politics, Staff
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Department of Psychology, Ginsberg Center, Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion