JuryX: Deliberations for Social Change
The program consists of six modules. Each week, you will learn and apply a new step in a system designed to foster meaningful dialogue. Starting with an introduction to the course’s deliberative framework, you will move from a traditional jury-based application to a live social issue unfolding in real time: the Massachusetts referendum for the “Legalization, Regulation, and Taxation of Marijuana.” As citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts deliberate on this issue, so will you and your JuryX peers. What arguments will shape this debate, and what will the final outcome be?
Can we, civilly, discuss an issue like marijuana regulation?
Two synchronous small-group online deliberations will be held using Google Hangout. Participation is optional, but highly recommended.
JuryX: Deliberations for Social Change is, ultimately, about the most fundamental of human interactions: communication. By listening, speaking, persuading, and being persuaded, you will learn about yourself and others.
Who should attend?
Course delivery details
This course is offered through Harvard University, a partner institute of EdX.
2-3 hours per week
- Verified Track -$75
- Audit Track - Free
Certification / Credits
What you'll learn
- How to deliberate for social change using a process designed to move a community or affinity group from difference to consensus
- How to reflect upon your participation in the deliberative process
- How to use web-based tools to discuss emotionally charged issues
- A high-level history of the jury
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