Jenkins announces 2020 ND Forum theme
Observer Staff Report | Wednesday, September 23, 2020
The ND Forum theme this year will be Election 2020: Think. Engage Respectfully. Vote., University President Fr. John Jenkins announced in an email Tuesday.
The annual forum was created in 2005 by Jenkins with the purpose of encouraging the campus community to reflect and focus on various topics and issues, including the Church crisis and response, globalization, sustainability and immigration. Numerous events are sponsored each year to facilitate conversation around the theme’s topics.
Jenkins encouraged ND community members to take part in these events, and encouraged students and faculty to add their own events to the collective calendar by contacting [email protected]
“Let us all engage thoughtfully with the many important issues facing our nation during this election year, and when we disagree, let us do so honestly but with comity, never demonizing or denigrating those whose perspectives might differ from our own,” Jenkins said. “And, please, exercise your right and privilege to vote on Tuesday, November 3.”