Educate & Act Series resumes dialogue around civic engagement

Tuesday, September 01, 2020

LAWRENCE — The fall Educate & Act series at the University of Kansas will feature opportunities to learn about democracy in the United States and equip attendees with information around civic participation.

Led by The Commons, the Center for Service Learning and the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity, events will take place at 6 p.m. the first Tuesday of September and October.

On Sept. 1, the series continues from the spring with “Part III – Voting from the Margins.” This event will explore barriers to participation, center experience of voters who hold marginalized identities and consider representation in politics. 

The discussion will be led by Bulaong Ramiz-Hall, director of the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity, and will include Shannon Portillo, associate professor in the KU School of Public Affairs & Administration and associate dean for academic affairs at the KU Edwards Campus and School of Professional Studies; Tezbah Smiley, graduate assistant at the Center for Sexuality & Gender Diversity, and Juan Ramiro Sarmiento, KU alumnus.

Register now for tonight's event on Zoom.

The Oct. 6 event is titled “Part IV – The Feminist Agenda.” The Zoom registration link is available.