ADP in the News is a compilation of brief updates about American Democracy Project (ADP) activities at participating colleges and universities and is a semi-regular news feature on our blog. Below you will find the latest edition of this series.
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IUSB’s ADP hosts Forums Designed to Help Identify ‘Fake News’
IUSB’s ADP along with St. Joseph County Public Library is hosting a Civic Leadership Academy over six consecutive Wednesdays starting March 22nd. Events are free and open to the public and speakers will include academics, political advisers, journalists, activists and politicians. Find more information, including specific topics here.
Georgia College ADP Events
Every Wednesday at noon, the Georgia College ADP organizes a Times Talk and the fist one of every month focuses on issues of diversity, equality and inclusion. On March 15, the talk is: Africa, Europe and Genocide: The German Genocide in Namibia and the Case for Reparations” facilitated by Dr. Aran MacKinnon and hosted by Dr. Jan Hoffman-Clark. The source article is “Germany Grapples With Its African Genocide,” and the link can be found here. Join the conversation via Twitter using #gctimestalk. Learn more here.
“How to Become an Engaged Citizen” was a brown bag discussion in the campus Black Box Theatre on Feb. 21, 2017 led by guest speakers: Dr. Jan Clark, associate professor of rhetoric; Dr. Stephanie McClure, professor of sociology and Andrew Robinson, president of the American Democracy Project at Georgia College. The discussion contextualized the Theatre and Dance Department production of “Green Day’s American Idiot.” Learn more here.
UNK Students Present Civic Projects
University of Nebraska at Kearney students will present their civic engagement projects during UNK Talks in early April. UNK Talks are organized by UNK ADP and are inspired by TED Talks. Learn more here.
AP Quotes MTSU ADP Campus Coordinator and Former Student
Middle Tennessee State University’s ADP Campus Coordinator Mary Evins and former student Brendon Holloway are quoted in an ADP News Brief on “As incivicliy hits new depths, many are working to combat it.” Read more here and here.
Illinois State University’s ADP Talk focuses on Power of Protest
A March 8th talk by Patrice McMahon focused on the power of protests and movement building. McMahon is an assistant professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and presented “The Power of Partnerships: Transnational Organizations and Global Women’s Empowerment.” Learn more here.
Ferris State ADP’s Political Engagement Project: “From Russia, with Love”
A “Trump and Putin: A Permanent Reset in U.S. – Russian Relations” event was part of the Political Engagement Project’s “Passion for the Past” series and was hosted Tuesday, Feb. 21. Elena Gavrilova and Olga Zinnurova, who are professors at Kazan Federal University, joined Ferris history professors Tracy Busch and Christian Peterson in the panel. The Russian guests had their thoughts translated by Ferris adjunct English professor Lilia Caserta. Learn more here.
University of North Georgia’s ADP hosted Multi-Campus Discussion of Trump Presidency
“President Donald Trump has shown himself to have “thin skin” and be more conservative than Ronald Reagan early on in his presidency. Those were just some of the observations tossed out Monday at the University of North Georgia’s multicampus discussion of the Trump presidency one-third into its first 100 days. The Gainesville campus joined the Dahlonega and Oconee campuses in the discussion via a live video feed.” Learn more here.
University of Northern Iowa hosts the “Best of Enemies” Screening
In a screening ponsored by UNI’s ADP, the “Best of Enemies” film tells the story of Ann Atwater, a civil rights leader, and C.P. Ellis, a Klan leader in Raleigh/Durham North Carolina. They served on a desegregation committee together and although they started as enemies became friends. Learn more here.
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s ADP Hosts Campus Roundtable Conversation
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh American Democracy Project hosted a roundtable conversation to discuss ethics, politics, voting and strategies for citizen engagement. The event–called Real Issues. Real Dialogue. Real Change.–took place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8, at Reeve Union Ballroom, Room 227BC, on the UW Oshkosh campus. Learn more here.