*How does poetry inspire
respectful public conversation about issues on which people passionately
*What are some poems or songs that have inspired respectful public discourse on contentious issues and/or inspired positive social change?
*What ought to be the goals of public discourse on matters steeped in disagreement? Consensus? A deeper understanding of the issues? Something else?
*Is disagreement healthy in a civil society? If so, what are core features that distinguish healthy disagreements from toxic disagreements?
We hope you will ponder these questions and chime in on them here, on Facebook @wvuthequestion, at our Eliza's exhibit in the WVU Downtown Library, or anywhere else!