We the People
We the People is a series of campus conversations around race, politics, and other important social issues. The goals are to facilitate a safe and productive space to discuss topics that deeply affect our communities, and to promote active listening, empathy, respectful confrontation, civic engagement, and civil discourse.
Metropolitan Campus’ We The People Programming Receives National Recognition
We The People: Campus Conversations has received national recognition. Student Life staff members Jennifer Davis and Lisanetta McDade accepted the Terry O’Banion Shared Journey Exemplary Practice Bronze Award for the Metropolitan Campus’ We The People series. The award was presented during the 2018 National Council on Student Development Conference, held Oct. 11-13 at Tarrant County College in Texas. We The People is a series of activities that provide a forum for students, faculty and staff to discuss sensitive or controversial topics such as race, politics and civic engagement. These activities provide creative ways to partner with Academic Affairs and engage the campus in programming that encourages civil dialogue and fosters an appreciation for diversity. It was created during the fall 2016 semester and has attracted more than 400 participants since its inception.