How is truth important for a healthy democracy? What are the sources for getting and testing the truth? Where and how do untruths threaten the health of democracy? And what can we do, as a society and as individuals, to meet these challenges? In this series we’ll work together to explore these questions and more in relation to three different areas where truth plays a vital role: the news media, science, and education.
Please join us online via Zoom for these three interactive small-group conversations to explore truth and democracy. Each session has a separate registration, since each can stand on its own. But the sessions build on each other, so please sign up for as many as you can attend.
March 15, 2023 (2:00 pm – 3:15 pm ET): News Media, Truth, and Democracy. In this first session we’ll ask participants to explore what roles do the news media play in connecting truth and democracy. Also, what are the challenges for truth and democracy that arise with different forms of news media, including social media? And what are some different ways for a democratic society to meet those challenges?
March 22, 2023 (2:00 pm – 3:15 pm ET): Science, Truth, and Democracy. In this second session, we’ll ask participants to explore why is science important for a health democracy? What are the challenges for truth and democracy that are related to science? And what are some different ways for a democratic society to meet those challenges?
March 29, 2023 (2:00 pm – 3:15 pm ET): Education, Truth, and Democracy. In this final session, we’ll ask participants to explore the connections between education, truth, and democracy? What are the challenges for truth and democracy related to education? And what are some different ways for a democratic society to meet these challenges?
REGISTER TODAY for this 3-part series by completing the Eventbrite form below. Please note that there are 3 dates for this series, and we encourage you to register for all 3 dates (scroll down in the form as needed).
These small-group conversations will be facilitated by the Interactivity Foundation. The Interactivity Foundation is dedicated to fostering generous and highly participatory conversations where we can help each other consider diverse perspectives, think broadly and deeply about issues, and imagine alternative possibilities for the future. Our small-group conversations are designed for collaborative exploration. They are not debates or arguments. We focus on helping each other to explore the broader meanings, concerns, challenges, ideas, and different possibilities for the topic.