About Agora

Promoting a Campus Culture of Awareness
and Understanding

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.


Un Peace Day

U.N. International Day of Peace,  Monday, Sept. 21, 6 pm University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton. Join FAU’s first Lady Caroline Kelly, guest U.N. Dignitary, community partner Barb Schmidt and FAU Scholars as they celebrate this year’s theme of “Partnerships for Peace – Dignity for All.” Featuring a performance of “With Voices Raised.” View flyer here


Wolfson Lecture

  The Birth of The Cyber Left: Technology, Capitalism, and Contemporary Social Movements,  Tuesday, Oct. 20, 5pm, General Classroom South, GS 117, FAU Boca Raton, Todd Wolfson is an Assistant Professor at Rutgers University. His research focuses on the convergence of new media and social movements and he is author of the recently published book  Digital Rebellion: The Birth of the Cyber Left . Wolfson is also a co-founder of the Media Mobilizing Project (www.mediamobilizing.org), which uses media and communications as a core strategy for building a movement of poor and working people in Philadelphia and beyond. Free and open to the public.  View flyer here. 


Allida Black

John O’Sullivan Memorial Lecture: “Eleanor Roosevelt and the Battle for Human Rights: 1945 to the Present,”  Wednesday, Oct. 28, 4 pm, University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton,  Featuring Allida M. Black with “Eleanor Roosevelt and the Battle for Human Rights: 1945 to the Present.” A book signing will follow the event. Tickets $20; Groups of 20 or more: $15; Faculty, staff and alumni: $10; FAU students with current ID $5. 800-564-9539 or visit ww.fauevents.com. More information  here



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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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