by TRAVIS GERLACH, CSU Public Relations Intern
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and along with that is the family. Whether or not you might have differences in political views, Thanksgiving is a time to get together with the family and celebrate what’s really important. That’s exactly what Food Fight is about. How to navigate hard political discussions and acknowledge changes in identity at the Thanksgiving table and everyday life.
Food Fight will be on Nov. 19, 4 to 5:30 p.m. in CSU 101 (Heritage Room).
“Essentially, ‘Food Fight’ is an event where we will be talking about the importance of having constructive conversations and how to discuss important (and oftentimes political) matters with others.” Said Andrew Weinzierl who is helping put on this event along with Karen Anderson, the director of the community engagement office.
‘The idea, also, behind the name is the concept that people should not talk about politics at the Thanksgiving table. How not to have a “Food Fight” at the Thanksgiving table. Throughout the event, we will be talking about how to navigate these discussions – or avoid them completely – both at the Thanksgiving table and in students’ everyday lives.’– Andrew Weinzierl
Also, one thing to look forward to in the event is mock discussions. To help students understand the concept of echo chambers, filter bubbles, and other concepts that you may encounter during the holiday season.