Can we have better, more productive discussions? I believe we can.
Will it take a conscious decision to disregard the models on display in most of the mainstream media. Absolutely.
I opened the door to new ways of storytelling and community problem solving when I started Village Portland, and have been thankful to the folks who have answered the call.
Darren McCormick describes himself (even though he doesn’t like having to describe himself), as an amateur philosopher. He has developed, and has been testing out, a method called Debate by Agreement. And since we’re working on establishing a new Village Portland on the Portland State University campus (spearheaded by Cory Elia), we figured it would be a good idea to try it out on campus.
Thanks to everyone who participated, especially Blake with Freethinkers of PSU!
The PSU board voted this week to continue to have armed security on campus. Also included the inclusion of unarmed students to the new safety plan. Read more from the PSU Vanguard here.
Read the entire new safety plan here.