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Peer Educators Lead Conversation on Sexual Assault at Penn State

Communication Arts and Sciences Doctoral Candidate John Rountree is the instructor for CAS/PLSC 409: Democratic Deliberation this semester. Students in Democratic Deliberation study the importance of deliberation to effective participation and decision-making in civic institutions. During the course of the class, John and his students decided to organize a public deliberation on an important issue, thereby promoting skill in sound deliberation beyond the classroom. On the evening of Monday, April 16, 2018, they held a public conversation on sexual assault at Penn State in the HUB. Planning for the event involved coordination the Liberal Arts Undergraduate Council, the Penn State Gender Equity Center, and co-sponsorship with the Center for Democratic Deliberation. John and the students in CAS/PLSC 409 have shown admirable leadership, skill, and initiative in putting their academic lessons into public practice. In doing so, they have contributed to enhancing the quality of deliberative engagement on campus in general.

 

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