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Our mission is to bring out divergent, creative, and dynamic perspectives by fostering respectful discussion to create an open-minded and diverse community. Discourse means to showcase the physical genesis that occurs from the culmination of constructive discussion. Ultimately, our efforts serve to attempt to answer our core question: what does social action look like in the twenty-first century? Discourse exists to serve students in a rapidly developing world through the creation of an outlet to engage intellectually and creatively in a supportive, dynamic environment outside of the classroom where everything is graded. We intend to engage members of the Johns Hopkins community by organizing workshops each semester revolving around a theme inspired by our core question. The theme will be engaged with in three ways: SPOKEN, VISUAL, and WRITTEN. At the end of the semester, a presentation of the cumulation of the semester’s work will be presented on our website. We will work with other student groups, academic departments and organizations from Baltimore and beyond. In doing so, we seek to bring together different communities to participate in informative debates and to share their distinct experiences and expertise. Discourse events will not only be attended by members of our community, but rather will be defined by them. We firmly believe that our workshops and final presentation will serve as a catalyst for the change we want to see on campus; a return to civic discourse, a cultivation of connections between diverse members of this University, and the genesis of new creative and intellectual endeavors by the student body.









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Baltimore MD 21218
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