Panelists at Talking Together event will share views about repairing a divided country

Panelists from divergent backgrounds will lead discussion and share their views about repairing a divided country during the March 23 Talking Together events.

"Building Trust Across America" is Thursday, March 23, 4-6 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center, room 2263. RSVP for the event online. Refreshments will be served; the event is approved for INT 100/201 classes.

Talking Together is a yearlong series of discussions and workshops coordinated by four campus entities: Padnos/Sarosik Center for Civil Discourse, Kaufman Interfaith Institute, Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies, and WGVU Public Media.

Participants at a Talking Together event are seated and laughing, plenty of people behind them seated at tables, screen pulled down at front of room
Participants at a past Talking Together event are pictured. The March 23 event will include a panel discussion about building trust in America.
Image credit - Amanda Pitts

Panelists are detailed below:

  • Rich Feldman, James & Grace Lee Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership in Detroit
  • Denise Fase, Grand Rapids Initiative for Leaders 
  • Alejandra Meza, Hispanic Center of Western Michigan
  • Julian Newman, Culture Creative
  • Patrick Center, WGVU Media, will serve as moderator.

They will incorporate highlights from a documentary, "The Reunited States," which participants will receive a link to watch in its entirety through March 26.

The final Talking Together event for the academic year is scheduled for April 20.


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