COLLEGEVILLE PA – Ursinus College will host a discussion forum and dessert reception April 14 (2016; Thursday) at 7 p.m. to talk about about climate change and energy. Moderating the forum will be a team led by nationally known civic engagement expert Chris Satullo, former vice president for news and civic dialogue at Philadelphia’s WHYY and NewsWorks, and co-founder of the Penn Project for Civic Engagement.
Event is free, open to the public, and will be held in Musser Auditorium at the college’s Pfahler Hall building on its East Main Street campus. Advance registration is strongly encouraged. For more information or to register, see the college website, here.
The moderator team goal is to ensure everyone gets a chance to speak, and even unpopular views get a fair hearing.
“Who are the speakers at this event? You are,” Satullo says. “This is a deliberative dialogue, not one of these meeting where panelists or politicians speak for an hour, then a couple of people get to ask questions from the audience before the conveners call it a night.”
“As Pennsylvania moves forward on a Clean Power Plan, with similar action underway across the nation and around the world, it’s more important than ever to talk about global warming in our communities,” according to Ursinus Science-Writer-in-Residence Marianne Lavelle.