Civics 101 Happy Hour - April 26th!

JILL LINDSEY

Civics 101 Happy Hour

Wednesday April 26, 7-9pm

At a moment when it feels like more of us want to engage in influencing the decisions that are made in this country, we thought this would be a great time to brush up on the ‘basics’.

Join us for an interactive discussion, which will likely cover an overview of the founding ideals of American society, identify problems in our communities where America is not living up to those ideas, and seek to solve those problems with political action. We will look at how you shape your individual role in the larger purpose of creating a more just society. In order to do this we will – among other things - go over what are the rights and responsibilities of citizens or people living and working here? How does voting work and why is it important? How can you most effectively influence decision-makers? How would you run for office, if you are thinking about it?

Yom Odamtten Fox will be our resident civics expert tonight. Yom is a high school history teacher  and Global Initiatives  Director at  The Dalton School, where she specializes  World History and local and global civics. Recent long term projects with her students have included in depth study of Alexander Hamilton and a series on global development and  service learning using the UN's Sustainable Development Goals as a lens towards civic participation, adopted by all member states in 2015.

Erica Carroll has spent much of her adult life working on international development issues such as economic justice, climate justice and gender equality, and for the last four years has been working in diplomacy at the United Nations. Her passion for and desire to learn more about US domestic political and social issues led her to organize this event.

This event is free, but please RSVP if you plan to attend so we can plan for your arrival!  

A suggested donation of $10 will go to your choice of Emily’s List or the New York Civil Liberties Union  All custom or additional donations will be accepted at the event.

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