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Civic Tech in Higher Ed Webinar

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What: Civic Tech in Higher Ed Webinar

When: Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. EDT

Who: Hosted by icitizen and TurboVote

Why: We’ll share strategies on how to deploy civic tech effectively at your school. These leading practices will help you engage your community in civic learning during election season. After all, your students will be back on campus soon (or already are)!

Civic tech has been getting a ton of buzz(feed) worthy coverage lately and has helped shape the polling landscape during this election cycle. Even President Obama has endorsed civic tech and our polls have been cited in the NYT!

Register here.

Join us in Welcoming Interim TDC National Manager, Verdis Robinson!

Please join us in welcoming Verdis Robinson as the new interim national manager of The Democracy Commitment (TDC). TDC, as you know, is our sister community college civic learning and democratic engagement project.


New TDC interim national manager Verdis Robinson at #CLDE16.

Verdis comes to the position as a tenured assistant professor having taught writing-intensive, web-enhanced, service-learning history courses at Monroe Community College (MCC) in Rochester, New York, for ten years. In addition to serving as MCC’s The Democracy Commitment (TDC) campus coordinator since the beginning of the initiative, he has served on TDC national steering committee and on the advisory council for the ADP/TDC Economic Inequality Initiative.

Verdis is a fellow of the Aspen Institute’s faculty seminar on Citizenship and the American and Global Polity and the National Endowment for the Humanities’ faculty seminar on Rethinking Black Freedom Studies: The Jim Crow North and West.  Additionally, he is the founder of the Rochester Neighborhood Oral History Project that created a walking tour of the community most impacted by the 1964 Race Riots, which has engaged over 300 members of Rochester community in discussion and learning.

Verdis holds a B.M. in voice performance from Boston University, a B.S. and an M.A. in history from SUNY College at Brockport, and an M.A. in African-American studies from SUNY University at Buffalo.

You can read a message from Verdis here.

Welcome, Verdis!


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