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Mark your Calendars! Attend all 5 events!
All forums run from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Civic Leadership: Solving Community Problems
Date: Thursday, March 14
Location: NABC Bank Street Brewhouse
Moderator: Melissa Fry, Director, Applied Research and Education Center
Speakers:
Connor Allen, Kentuckians for the Commonwealth
Rita Shourds, Align Southern Indiana

  • Defining the problem
  • Building coalitions
  • Funding your initiatives

Real News vs. Fake News: Know the Difference!
Date: Thursday, March 21
Location: New Albany-Floyd County Library
Moderator: Margot Morgan, Assistant Professor of Political Science
Speakers:
Adam Maksl, Associate Professor of Journalism & Media
Kate Howard, Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting, Louisville Public Media
Deborah Yetter, Courier-Journal

  • Understanding the role of the media in US politics
  • How to spot fake news sites and stories
  • How to verify facts before spreading fake news

The Legislative Process: Influencing Public Policy Debates
Date:
Thursday, April 4
Location: New Albany-Floyd County Library
Moderator: Rhonda Wrzenski, Associate Professor of Political Science
Speakers:
Ed Clere, Indiana State Representative, District 71
Rita Fleming, Indiana State Representative, District 72
Katie Blair, ACLU

  • How and when you can influence legislation
  • How to participate in city and county policy debates
  • How to access public meetings, hearings, and floor debates

Impactful Communication: Contacting Elected Officials
Date: Thursday, April 11
Location: NABC Bank Street Brewhouse
Moderator: Felice Nudelman, Executive Director of the American Democracy Project
Speakers:
Greg Phipps, New Albany City Council
Nicole Yates, NAACP

  • Strategies for getting your voice heard
  • Lobbying and personal meetings
  • Creative ways to share your message

Protest 101: Making Your Voice Heard
Date: Thursday, April 18
Location: IU Southeast Library, 3rd Floor
Moderator: Chris Hartman, Director, Kentucky Fairness Campaign
Speakers:
Dr. Jean Abshire, Associate Professor of Political Science
Rachel Guglielmo, Moms Demand Action
Heather Swinney, Moms Demand Action
Nicole Yates, NAACP

  • How to protest safely and legally
  • How to craft your message
  • How to gain media coverage

About ADP

The American Democracy Project (ADP) is a nonpartisan initiative of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) designed to promote the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and experiences necessary for effective democratic citizenship.

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While reservations are not required to attend any of the forums, they are encouraged. To RSVP, please visit the Registration form.

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Certificates Available! Individuals who attend at least THREE forums will receive a Civic Engagement Certificate from the American Democracy Project and IU Southeast.

Contact Information: 
Dr. Margot Morgan
American Democracy Project Coordinator
Indiana University Southeast
mm3@iu.edu

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