The Group

Community members, University of Chicago students and staff


It was great to have cohesion in the discussion. All of the questions fit the discussion very well, and we got the opportunity to address the main question of civic responsibility. The meaty part was when we were talking about concrete experiences and the notion of "us against them" in the Hyde Park neighborhood.


There were no challenges unique to the discussion I co-facilitated.

Opening Activity

We used an image and asked participants to provide a title for the image.

Discussion Questions

The questions ranged from "What's going on in the third stanza?" to "What is the speaker trying to accomplish by having us listen?" to "What is our civic responsibility?"

Closing Activity

What is one take-away from this discussion?

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