Common Ground Initiative Kicks Off Nov. 14

On Tuesday, Nov. 14, Widener in partnership with the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia will be presenting “The First Amendment: Finding Common Ground in a Polarized World.”

The program, during which attendees will be exploring the intersection of free speech and civil discourse in modern America, will run a panel discussion (featuring our very own President Dr. Julie Wollman, among other distinguished guests) from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m., and then student-led discussions from 10:30 to 11 a.m.

“This year, I’m championing the pursuit of common ground here at Widener University,” says President Wollman in the promotional video for the event. “It provides the foundation for learning, for citizenship, and for success.”

This is a great opportunity for any Widener student interested in leadership, politics, journalism, our nation’s history or our society in general. Students will hear from influential members of the Widener and Philadelphia communities, and will have the chance to engage in meaningful discussion about the world we live in.

The event is open to Widener faculty, staff, trustees, students and alumni. In addition, free transportation to the National Constitution Center will be provided by Widener to those to register.

Space is limited, so register now at


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