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The mission of the Agora Project is to utilize innovative strategies to promote appreciation and demonstration of the importance of civility, civil discourse, academic freedom and the responsibilities associated with academic freedom on Florida Atlantic University’s campuses, communities and the world at large.

The Agora Project will reach out and listen to all members of the university community to better understand our points of pride and areas of common concern. It will evaluate and coordinate resources and expertise across our campuses to facilitate a dynamic and respectful campus culture. More…

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>> Agora Project Ambassadors Program 
Students have the opportunity to make positive contributions to the University community by modeling respectful and engaged dialogue, by engaging in skill enrichment workshops and by promoting and supporting the endeavors of the Agora Project. For a semester of service, Agora Ambassadors receive an honorarium and letter of commendation for professional purposes. More details here:  Ambassadors Application

>> Speakers' Corner
Join these open forums to share your cause, discuss your thoughts and exercise your freedom of speech. The next "Speakers’ Corner will be held on April 22, Noon-1 pm at Heritage Park (outside Heritage Park Towers Residence Hall) on the Boca Campus.

In ancient times the "agora" was the place citizens would gather to discuss matters of their shared civic life. The agora was the vibrant center of the city; a place where political issues of the day were debated, goods were marketed, scientific theories were exchanged, crowds were entertained by musicians or theatrical productions, and the community came together to socialize and share their lives with one another.


Lessons and Legacies

 Thurs, Oct 30 - Mon, Nov 2 , Windham Hotel in Boca. In partnership with the Holocaust Educational Foundation (HEF), Florida Atlantic University will host  Lessons and Legacies XIII , “The Holocaust after 70 Years: New Perspectives on Persecution, Resistance, and Survival.” The HEF co-sponsors this biannual conference, the top conference in its field, the first weekend in November. Interdisciplinary and international in scope, the conference typically attracts 200-250 scholars and teachers of the Shoah from around the world. The book series, featuring selected referred conference presentations, published by Northwestern University Press has received great critical acclaim. Click   here   for more information. 


Trans* Initiative

 Thursday, Nov 6, 6-8 pm Thursday, College of Education Building (ED) 119 , FAU Boca Raton - The Second Annual Trans* Initiative Forum: Transgender Research, Social Work and Advocacy in South Florida Panel Discussion.    More information here...

Pacific Aviation Museum Sunday, Nov 9, 2 pm, Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor, Fort Island Hawaii: With their Voices Raised. The Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor and the Alliance for Drama Education invite you to experience this documentary theater performance that highlights the stories of Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima survivors. Written by Kate Morris. For tickets and information call 808-441-1007 or visit PacificAviationMuseum.org . View program flyer. View  Researchers’ Notes.  

Gabby Bernstein An Evening of Peace & Inspiration with ‘New York Times’ Bestselling Author Gabrielle Bernstein and Friends, 5-9 pm, Wed., November 12, Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium, FAU Boca Raton  
Join Barb Schmidt, founder of Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life, for a Wellness Expo at 5 pm and Workshop at 6:30 pm with natural skincare entrepreneur Tata Harper, singer Skye Dyer, author Serena Dyer. At 7 pm, Gabrielle Bernstein will present “Your Presence is Your Power.” Q&A and book signing to follow. Tickets: $25 in advance; $30 at the door. Alumni, faculty and staff $20; Students $5 with school ID. Admission includes gifts from Expo exhibitors and a cd/video gift from Bernstein. Tickets at 800-564-9539 or at   www.fauevents.com.  
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Dance4Food Dance4Food Sunday, 3 pm, November 23 at the Eissey Theatre/Palm Beach State College (Palm Beach Gardens).  Giving and Giving Thanks: Anna Preston, the artistic director of the Dance for Food Series, invited the FAU Repertory Dance Theatre Ensemble to perform in a charity event on Sunday, November 23 at the Eissey Theatre/Palm Beach State College (Palm Beach Gardens). This hour-long contemporary dance concert is produced by Artists for a Cause (www.a4ac.org) and features several regional professional dance companies. The Sunday concert is free with suggested non-perishable food donations. More information at Clarence.Brooks@fau.eduRead more about the Dance4Food program here...


Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, 7 pm, Monday, January 5 at the University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton.  Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo shares her welcome of the new year with an inspirational message of peace, courage and the wisdom of staying connected to yourself. More information here...  Tickets: $20; $15 Alumni, Faculty, Staff; $5 Students w/ID. Tickets at www.fauevents.com or 800-564-9539


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The Agora Project will offer enrichment opportunities through workshops that address matters of our communal culture and discourse. It will host public debates on important topics of the day, showcase our exceptional students through contests, speakers’ corners, and volunteer and leadership opportunities and it will seek innovative ways to generate a healthy climate of civil participation and engagement in our campus communities.


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