Fireside Chat: Fact or Fiction? An Examination of Fake News @ The Agora Society, Wellesley Hills [20 March]

Fireside Chat: Fact or Fiction? An Examination of Fake News

21:00 - 22:00

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The Agora Society
21 Wellesley College Rd, Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts 02481
Celebrating diversity of opinions
Refreshments will be provided
Dialogue and conversations promised

How can we help people become better news consumers, while combating the problem of fake news?

Through our open-floor and facilitated dialogue, we hope to provide a safe space in which students may freely express their opinions on controversial issues. Our discussions are unbiased and follow the spirit of salons in which ideas are understood and explored. We welcome all to our political discussions; no expertise is required.

The format of The Agora Fireside Chats is a short 5-minute introduction on the topic and on safe space guidelines by our political coordinators, who will act as facilitators. This short intro is followed by a free-flowing discussion. Snacks will be provided.

Please email Rachel Dodell (rdodell) and Madelena Collins (mcollins) with questions, concerns or ideas.

1.We will speak for ourselves and from our own experience (begin sentences with “I think” or “I feel”, as opposed to “You people”, “You think”).
2. We will listen with an open heart and mind.
3. We will set aside the need to persuade others to agree with us.
4. We will not interrupt.
5. We will not attack a person on their faith, beliefs or identity.
6. We will “pass” if we don’t want to speak.
7. We will ask genuine questions of curiosity.
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