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Open Deliberation: Advancing the Student Agenda at Cal State LA
Student voices can revolutionize campus governance. From social causes to academic reform, it's students that initiate the conversations which lead to equity, innovation and improvement. Set the student advocacy agenda by taking part in vital policy discussions with faculty, administrators, staff and students to develop real solutions to real student problems. Join this dynamic event and be the spark that ignites change at Cal State LA. Your voice matters.
Be a part of the conversation! Deliberation topics include:
- College Affordability
- Graduation 2025 Initiative
- Mental Health and Wellness
- Sexual Harassment and Assault on College Campuses
- First Generation College Experience
What is deliberation?
Simply Put, It's a Way of Decision Making!
Deliberation is an approach to politics in which citizens, not just experts or politicians, are deeply involved in community problem solving and public decision making. Working with trained facilitators who utilize a variety of deliberative techniques, citizens come together to:
- Learn about the issue
- Talk with, not past, each other
- Consider diverse points of view
- Discover key tensions and values
- Spark new ideas
- Make decisions
Why are we hosting Open Deliberation: Advancing the student agenda at Cal State LA?
We know dialogue with and between students is important to solving these issues. Through this event, students will participate by learning, experience sharing, discussing and brainstorming solutions for two different topics. It is our goal to gather the ideas and data from these conversations to guide not just the student government agenda, but the agenda for Cal State LA students as a whole.
Why should students attend?
Ultimately, we hope that through the personal connections within these conversations, students will become inspired to take action and engage in their communities beyond 'Keyboard Activism'.
The formation of this event included the collaboration and team work of ASI representatives from all areas of our organization. The different phases have been:
- Surveying and Data Analysis
- Task Force creation
- Facilitation training
- Event Day
- Evaluation and Assessment
With your participation, we can further develop the student agenda on resolving issues that affect us most at Cal State LA. RSVP to reserve your seat at this event! https://goo.gl/forms/0j7v2rwEmxbMv1ks1