Educate & Act Series continues to build further dialogue around civic engagement

Monday, March 01, 2021

LAWRENCE — The Educate & Act series, led by The Commons, the Center for Service Learning and the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity, will host two events this spring in an effort to reach University of Kansas students, staff and faculty. The series will continue to feature opportunities to learn how to engage in democracy in the United States, offering information and resources about civic participation.

The series continues with “Part VI – Civic Participation for International Students and Scholars” at noon Tuesday, March 2. Through this presentation and discussion, KU staff and student panelists will share from their own experiences about opportunities and challenges, giving attendees a chance to consider how their unique perspectives can inform civic participation and processes. Tiffany Learned, International Support Services coordinator, will moderate the panel.

The series will culminate with “Part VII – Climate Policy and Action” at noon April 13, where participants will follow the work of elected officials whose campaign platforms address climate change and offer resources for engagement and education around climate policy. The session will include information about opportunities to better understand how community members can lead and participate in work in response to the climate change.

Register for the events on Zoom, through The Commons’ website.