Grateful that the News Office has been so helpful in promoting a Frenemies Day drop-in here at VT: http://vtnews.vt.edu/notices/frenemiesday.html
The details are:
Is there a friend or colleague you’ve had a hard time talking to this election season? Looking to detox and restore relationships when the voting is over? You are invited to bring a friend or acquaintance that you fundamentally disagree with on one or more issues, but want or need to get along with, to the here on campus.
Who: All VT affiliates (students, staff, faculty) 18 or over are welcome. Just bring a frenemy (also 18+) with you
What: Engage in a civil yet probing conversation around the issues that matter to you and your counterpart. Rough ground rules and guidelines around what constitutes ‘civil discourse’ will be provided
What2: Light snacks and refreshments will be provided When: Wednesday, November 9th from 10:30 am to 4 pm (drop in anytime!)
Where: Room G in the Graduate Life Center Why: Because it behooves us to get along with and better understand those we fundamentally disagree with An additional purpose of this event is to support a research study. Collected data may be used in academic publications. Researchers and the media may be present observing
Why: Because it behooves us to get along with and better understand those we fundamentally disagree with.
NOTE: An additional purpose of this event is to support a research study. Collected data may be used in academic publications. Researchers and the media may be present observing conversations, and photographing and video recording. Participants will also be invited to complete a (voluntary) survey for research purposes once they have completed their frenemies conversation. If you would like more information, please contact the principal investigator, Todd Schenk, Assistant Professor in the School of Public and International Affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Should you have any questions or concerns about the study’s conduct or your rights as a research subject, or need to report a research-related injury or event, you may contact the VT IRB Chair, Dr. David M. Moore at email@example.com.