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By Rose Gause '19, Social Marketing Team Journalistic Writer

Post your opinion to the Democracy Wall

Let your voices be heard! Frostburg State University strives to create ways for students to express their opinions especially during a time where there are many controversial issues in the news. FSU’s Democracy Wall is the perfect outlet for the FSU community to post their opinions and engage in conversations involving civic issues.

The FSU Democracy Wall officially began this fall. The focus of the wall is to have purposeful discussions and share ideas which result in a social change in society.

Patrick O'Brien“The purpose of the democracy wall is to get students more engaged in the democratic process. Many students on campus are concerned about many issues in today's society and want to see change, but don’t necessarily know how to go about it. The first step to change is a civil discussion. That is what we are trying to do. Get people to have conversations with each other about important topics. We need to get to a point where we can talk about how to work through issues together… The first step is to have the conversation,” said Patrick O’Brien, Director of Civic Engagement. 

Other universities have used white boards, chalk boards, and brick walls as democracy walls. FSU’s concept was to try it digitally which makes the wall accessible to everyone at any time through Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag #FSUDemocracyWall. The physical version (television) of the democracy wall is located in the Lane University Center. 

“I think that this is a step forward in the right direction. It is a way for our generation to be knowledgeable about what is happening in the world, especially if it will impact us directly. But most importantly, we have a voice through this, and it is convenient because most of us are on social media anyway,” said sophomore Ceannice Boyd. Boyd is a law and society major with a focus in criminal justice. 

The FSU Democracy Wall at FSU is based on the democracy wall created at Kennesaw State University. The wall was sponsored by the Office of Civic Engagement, the J. Glenn Beall Institute for Public Affairs, and the Student Government Association.

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