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Citizenship Under Siege Webinar Series – RSVP today

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Clashes Over Citizenship: Promoting, Listening, Learning, and Engagement

A Webinar Series of the Citizenship Under Siege Project

The U.S. Constitution’s preamble speaks of “We the People”—but who is considered part of that sacred circle, and how has this group varied over time? When national identity is hotly contested, what does it mean to experience citizenship as partial, denied, or fully acknowledged? How can the humanities illuminate differing narratives and open up space for understanding, connections, and shared visions of the future?

The Association of American Colleges and Universities and The Democracy Commitment invite faculty, staff, students, and campus community partners to join in one or all of three FREE webinars. These events are designed to expand campus expertise on how to hold constructive conversations about contentious issues and how to institute practices in and out of the classroom that foster engagement across differences.  Register TODAY and join us!

Tomorrow’s Webinar:
Webinar #1: From Fractious Differences to Engaged Dialogues 
October 13, 2016 | 3:00–4:00 p.m. Eastern Time

How can texts and techniques from the humanities disrupt unexamined positions, put human faces to abstract ideas, and help open up spaces where dialogue and consensus might emerge on historic and contemporary questions about citizenship and who deserves it? What models exist for training dialogue facilitators who can help encourage listening and perspective taking across seemingly intractable positions?

Presenters:

  • Verdis Robinson, Interim National Manager, The Democracy Commitment
  • Caryn McTighe Musil, Senior Director of Civic Learning and Democracy Initiatives, Association of American Colleges and Universities
  • John Soltes, Communication Department, County College of Morris
  • Jason Zelesky, Dean of Students, Mount Wachusett Community College

RSVP HERE. 


Upcoming Webinars:
Webinar #2: Income Inequality and the Cost of Citizenship

October 27, 2016 | 3:00–4:00 p.m. Eastern Time

When economic disparities—often intertwined with ethnic, racial, and religious differences—impose real limitations on public participation, how can the humanities provide insights into the historic and persistent reality of differential access to full citizenship rights? Learn how several campuses have engaged their students and communities in examining this issue.

Presenters:

  • Steve Davis, History Department, Lone Star College, Kingwood
  • Jill A. Schennum, Chair, Anthropology, Social Sciences, and Economics, County College of Morris
  • Seth Howard, Assistant Director, Center for Civic Engagement, Lone Star College
  • Fagan Forhan, Assistant Dean of K-12 Partnerships and Civic Engagement, Mount Wachusett Community College

Hosts:

  • Verdis Robinson, Interim National Manager, The Democracy Commitment
  • Caryn McTighe Musil, Senior Director of Civic Learning and Democracy Initiatives, Association of American Colleges and Universities

RSVP HERE.


Webinar #3:  I Want My Country Back: Immigration, Race, and Citizenship
November 3, 2016 | 3:00–4:00 p.m. Eastern Time

In the midst of sometimes-dramatic demographic and cultural shifts, how have the humanities served to illuminate felt experiences, historical contexts, and ethical issues as the rich mosaic of people in the United States fluctuates? What approaches, courses, and public events lead to shared ends rather than perpetual conflict or feelings of displacement?

Presenters:

  • David Kalivas, World History and Director of the Commonwealth Honors Program, Middlesex Community College
  • Helen-Margaret Nasser, Associate Director of the Honors Program, Kingsborough Community College
  • Dona Cady, Dean, Global Education, and Matthew Olson, Dean, Humanities and Social Sciences, Middlesex Community College
  • David Price, History Department, and Vilma E. Fuentes, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, Santa Fe College

Hosts:

  • Verdis Robinson, Interim National Manager, The Democracy Commitment
  • Caryn McTighe Musil, Senior Director of Civic Learning and Democracy Initiatives, Association of American Colleges and Universities

RSVP HERE.


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Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and hosted by the Association of American Colleges and Universities & The Democracy Commitment.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations endowment for the expressed in these webinars do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

[ADP Event] TDC’s Engage the Election 2014 Webinar with Paul Loeb on 5.14.14

On Wednesday at 2 p.m. EST, The Democracy Commitment’s Engage the Election 2014 Webinar Series will continue with Paul Loeb, founder of the Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP) and author of the classic civic engagement books Soul of a Citizen, and The Impossible Will Take a Little While (Paul will have free copies of the new edition available at the ADP/TDC meeting).

CEEP is a national non-partisan voter-engagement project that helps America’s colleges and universities get their students to register, volunteer in campaigns, educate themselves on issues and candidates, navigate challenging voting laws, and turn out at the polls. They work through administrators, faculty and staff plus student leaders, helping them use their key positions to engage their campuses. CEEP reached 750 schools in 2012 and just finished a highly successful Virginia pilot for off-year elections, nearly doubling student turnout in key precincts at some of their participating schools.

Paul will talk about CEEP’s specific lessons for off-year elections where 80% of students stayed home in some of the most contested states in 2010. His webinar will include how to overcome student cynicism (see this article of his for InsideHigherEd), how to make elections salient on your campus even without a presidential race, how to give academic credit for nonpartisan engagement teams, and how to work with outside community groups, like Virginia Commonwealth’s partnership.

To join the webinar:

Enter the virtual room via this URL at 2 p.m. EST: https://aascu.adobeconnect.com/ete-ceep/

AND

Dial in to the audio conferencing at the following numbers, using Participant Code: 499385

US (Toll): 1-719-387-8317
US (Toll Free): 1-866-642-1665

 

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