2018 Constitution Day Dialogue Grantees

Congratulations to the 2018 Constitution Day Dialogue Grantees

MSU Mankato will host educational and dialogue on freedom of speech and the “Consitution and You” to develop a greater awareness that all constituents on campus hold an interest in community and civic engagement. For more information, contact Karen Anderson at Karen.anderson {at} mnsu(.)edu.


North Hennepin Community College will be hosting a campus dialogue to determine the campus’s food access values as they relate to low-income student success. For more information, contact Jamie Randall at JRandall {at} nhcc(.)edu.

South Central College will host discussions of Constitutional issues on both the North Mankato and Faribault campuses with the goal of fostering holistic learning through dialogue on matters of consequence that often create division. Dialogues will include deliberation about issues of shared concern on campus, including how bathrooms are designated and designed and student fee expenditure priorities.  For more information, contact Brian Yingst at Brian.Yingst {at} southcentral(.)edu.

St. Catherine University’s Center for Community Work and Learning, in partnership with the Communications Studies Department, Student Activities Center, and Campus Ministry, will host Constitution Day dialogue about voting rights and the history of women’s suffrage to encourage increased voter knowledge and access. For more information, contact D’Ann Urbaniak-Lesch at dulesch {at} stkate(.)edu.


St. Olaf College’s Academic Civic Engagement office, Institute for Freedom and Community, and the Great Conversations Program will partner with community organizations to offer several pathways for practicing civic dialogue, starting with Constitution Day Coffees and subsequent Better Angels political depolarization workshops. Student facilitator training will take place on September 14 and campus-wide programming on Constitution Day, September 17.  For more information, contact Alyssa Herzog Melby at melby1 {at} stolaf(.)edu.


Winona State University will pilot a deliberative dialogue using the updated National Issues Forum guide “A Political Fix” to engage citizens in a new way to talk about complex and difficult issues. Events will take place on September 17, Constitution Day, and September 27, National Voter Registration Day, with the goal of contributing to larger NSLVE data-driven efforts to increase voter registration and turnout in 2018. For more information, contact Kara Lindaman at klindaman {at} winona(.)edu.


Find more information on the Constitution Day Dialogue Initiative here, or contact Sinda Nichols at sinda {at} mncampuscompact(.)org.