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Recognizing Political Affiliation as a Social Identity (Webinar)

October 23, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM


Personal Learning as Part of Educational Development:
A NED Affiliated Series

Other events in the series:


One reason political conversations have become so difficult in the last couple decades is that political identity, for many, is tied to social identities. For some, political identity is as rooted as one’s race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, etc. This round table discussion takes that reality seriously and asks participants to consider how political identity is formed through socialization processes. Participants will complete a timeline of their own political socialization. First, they will determine how they identify politically. Then, they will map how they came to that identity over the course of their lifetime. By sharing their own timelines of political identity with one another, participants come to better understand the experiences and forces that shape our political identities and what may have led someone to adopt a different political identity than themselves.


This approach allows us to suspend discussion of specific policies or even individual impact of political decisions to first understand why others may see politics differently than ourselves. This session will be best suited for those with some existing practice facilitating potentially controversial conversations.

Round Table Structured Discussions:

These structured 75 minute round table discussions begin with topic orientation and then direct engagement in large and small groups in structured discussions. Participants are asked to actively and directly participate.

Underlying Purpose:

Help faculty become more comfortable supporting students and facilitating discussions around the election and politics.

Dialogue philosophy:

We learn facilitation skills best through experiencing the conversations we may encounter as facilitators. So, these sessions ask for direct participation from participants.

RSVP Required *Maximum 30 Particpants*

Use the RSVP tool below to register.

Reminders Coming:  We use the email address you provided to send you reminder emails as the event date gets closer, and a calendar invite. 

Data Use:  Your contact information is not shared with any third-parties, but we plan to use your contact information to send you information about upcoming events on the NED Events Calendar for which you may be interested. 

Accommodations: If you require accommodations (live captioning, etc.) to participate in this event, please send an email to the person at the bottom of this page. 

Questions? Contact Jessica Prody


October 23, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
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