In This Section Events News News & Events Catch up on news and events connected with the Public Life Project. Civic Synergy Civic Synergy is an undergrad-led student organization that aims to foster productive cross-partisan conversations resulting in a policy-oriented solution that will be… Courageous Conversations Practitioner Certification Program The College of Liberal Arts is working to build and extend institutional capacity by sponsoring 10 people (faculty and staff) to become racial equity practitioners through the… CLA Public Life Project aims to spark discussion across divided lines CLA's Public Life Project will focus on creating civic engagement and developing open conversation among students on campus. Engaging Polarization One manner in which the PLP is trying to tackle issues of polarization is to reach students earlier in their college careers. PLP-affiliated freshman seminars operate to help… Dealing with Religion at a Public Institution How University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts faculty and students engage religion in class and on campus. In Pursuit of Knowledge and Information How University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts faculty and students search for knowledge and information. Public Life Starts Here How University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts faculty and students understand division and polarization.