Civil Discourse Outside the Beltway
Georgia College commenced its 8th consecutive year of weekly Times Talks this fall and through the first seven sessions, the 650 people attending exceeded last fall semester’s entire attendance. The Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman tragedy, President Obama’s concerns for race and social class in America, national security leaks, and the most recent federal budget and the deficit wrestling match among other issues attract a lively group of students, faculty, staff, and local citizens.
Times Talks offer a weekly opportunity to weigh in on current events in the nation and world and contribute to civic awareness. Upcoming topics include global aging, the Syrian civil war, the Boston bombings, and the 150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. Times Talk is often mentioned in conversations about the college’s Quality Enhancement Plan, Building a Culture of Engaged Learning, as an ongoing weekly opportunity for engaged learning through civil discourse. For a peak into what has become a civic institution at GC, take a look at two clips from the weekly student news broadcast, GC360:
For more information about Times Talks at Georgia College, go here.