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Check out these three upcoming opportunities to learn more about community college leadership in civic engagement, how to organize community discussions and about global challenges facing our world. All for free!



Igniting a Movement: Community College Student Leadership and Civic Engagement
Monday, November 4, 2013
2 PM – 3 PM EST
Space is limited.

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

Join PACE member the Rappaport Family Foundation, and three Rappaport grantee partners, to learn more about it its three years of funding civic engagement work with community college students, who make up nearly half of all undergraduates in this country. Learn more about how we can tap into these 2.4 million community college students and invest in long-term community-centered leadership. These three impressive grantees–The Democracy Commitment, Roosevelt Institute’s Campus Network, and the New Organizing Institute–will discuss their groundbreaking work with this overlooked yet critical swath of young people and potential leaders.

The webinar will be moderated by Catalina Ruiz-Healy of the Rappaport Family Foundation.

Our speakers will be Amee Bearne with the Democracy Commitment, Taylor Jo Isenberg with the Roosevelt Institute’s Campus Network and Hope Wood with the New Organizing Institute.

PACE is an affinity group of the Council on Foundations and serves as a learning collaborative of funders doing work in the fields of civic engagement, service and democratic practice.


Guides for Community Discussions: National Issues Forums (NIF) and Others
Register now
Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 
4 – 5 p.m. EDT

One-hour webinar about issue books, videos, and other guides available to help librarians bring their communities together to talk in productive, civil, and interesting ways. A growing and diverse array of nonpartisan, non-agenda-driven materials about important public issues are available from the National Issues Forum Institute and other sources.

Presenters for this webinar include: Patty Dineen from the National Issues Forum Institute, and Carolyn Caywood, and Nancy Kranich, both from ALA’s Center for Civic Life. They will review and show examples of available materials; describe how these guides can support engaging library programs; and give examples of how librarians have used them in their communities. Time will be available at the end of the webinar for Q&A as well as Suggestions/Stories.

This webinar is the fifth in a civic engagement series produced by Programming Librarian and is sponsored by the ALA Center for Civic Life.  Check out Webinars 1-4 at:


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Kennesaw State University’s Global Challenges Panel Discussion
LiveStreamed here:
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
2 PM – 3:15 PM 

A discussion of the seven global challenges that are shaping our world now and in the future will be feature leading KSU scholars including:

Dr. Vanessa Slinger-Friedman, Associate Professor of Geography
Global Challenge 1: Population

Dr. R.C. Paul, Director of Sustainability and Professor of Biology
Global Challenge 2: Resources

Dr. Adriane Randolph, Assistant Professor of Information Systems
Global Challenge 3: Technology

Dr. Farooq Kperogi, Assistant Professor of Communication
Global Challenge 4: Information

Prof. Michael Patrono, Lecturer of Economics
Global Challenge 5: Economic Integration

Dr. Robin Dorff, Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Global Challenge 6: Security & Conflict
Global Challenge 7: Governance

The discussion will be moderated by
Dr. Lance Askildson,
Senior International Officer, & Executive Director, Institute for Global Initiatives

Learn more about the Global Challenges at:

Participate in the discussion via Twitter using #GCPanelKSU

You’ll find more information here.


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