[Libs-Or] Civics Workshops - Fall 2018
dcohen at dcoheninfo.com
Wed Aug 22 10:34:08 PDT 2018
Hope you're staying cool!
Quite a full schedule this fall including several workshops in Washington
State. Interesting differences in election systems between Oregon and
Elections and Campaign Finance
Tues. Sept. 18 6:00-7:30 West Linn Public Library 1595 Burns Street,
Thurs. Sept. 20 7:00-8:30 St Helens Public Library 375 S.18th St, St
Weds. Sept. 26 6:30-8:00 Battleground Community Lib. 1207 SE 8th Way,
Battle Ground, WA
Weds. Oct 3 7:00--8:30 West Slope / Garden Home Comm. Libs. 7306 SW
Oleson Rd. PDX
Sat. Oct. 6 10:00-11:30 Three Creeks Community Lib. 800-C NE Tenny
Sat. Oct. 27 3:00-4:30 Oregon City Public Library 606 John Adams St.,
Covers numerous topics related to our electoral systems and presenting
specific ideas for bi-partisan civic/political engagement. Topics: Voting as
Constitutional right(?), Voter Rights, Voter Fraud, Voter Registration,
Voter Turnout, Felon voting, Alternative Methods of Determining Winners,
Redistricting, Electoral College, Campaign Financing, Dark Money, more.
The Influence of the Constitution on Civic and Political Conversation
By looking back at the creation of the Constitution and tracing major
changes to its interpretation we puncture some myths and develop a broader
perspective that helps us evaluate current politics more thoughtfully.
Fri. Oct 19 4:00-5:30 Three Creeks Community Lib. 800-C NE Tenny Road,
Misinformation, Fake News and Political Propaganda
Sat. Sept. 15 10:00-11:30 Three Creeks Community Lib. 800-C NE Tenny Road,
Sat. Oct. 24 6:30-8:00 Newberg Public Library 503 E. Hancock St.,
Sat. Nov. 17 3:00-4:30 Oregon City Public Library 606 John Adams St.,
We are overwhelmed with information. Learn to distinguish truth from fiction
using critical thinking strategies with political ads, news headlines,
graphs / charts, language choice in messaging, statistical data and other
types of information. Become your own "factchecker".
Citizen Activism 101 -Making Change Happen
Fri. Sept. 28 4:00-5:30 Three Creeks Community Lib. 800-C NE Tenny Road,
Sat. Nov. 10 3:00-4:30 Oregon City Public Library 606 John Adams St.,
Improve life for yourself and your neighbors? Learn about strategies for
change, and more: Brief historical perspective; Examples of successful
advocacy-local-national; Choosing your battles; Who makes the rules?;
Getting heard: tools for change; "Tracking" state and federal legislation.
"The most important political office is that of the private citizen."
Justice Louis Brandeis
Donna L Cohen, MEd, MLIS
citizen at civicthinker.net
Civics for Adults Workshops: To Enhance Civic Knowledge and Inspire
https://www.facebook.com/Civics-for-Adults-1490728887922036/ or contact to
be on Civics email list.
"My philosophy is very simple. When you see something that is not fair, not
right, not just - stand up, say something, speak up!" Rep. John Lewis.
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