Here are the scheduled workshops for March. I will send info about ones in May and June closer to those dates.
I’ll hope to see some of you at OLA when I present a workshop there.
Citizen Advocacy 101 - Making Change Happen
Want to improve life for yourself and your neighbors or have a concern about local, state or federal laws? Learn about strategies for change, and more: Brief historical perspective; Examples of successful advocacy; Choosing your battles - What matters to you?; Who makes the rules?; Getting heard: tools for change; “Tracking” civic/political issues. State legislature is in session. What is going on and how to make your mark.
Sat. March 4 1:00-2:30 Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams St, Oregon City
Misinformation and Political Propaganda
We are overwhelmed with messages from politicians, news sources and other media. Learn to distinguish truth from fiction using critical thinking strategies. The workshop uses real world examples of political ads, news headlines, logical fallacies, graphs / charts, the effect of word choice in messaging, statistical data and other types of information in a “what do you see here? / what is missing?” type of format.
The last part is about finding accurate information. The goal is to help people become their own “factchecker”.
Tues. March 14 6:00-7:30, Albina Branch MCL 3605 NE 15th, PDX
Sun. April 9 2:30-4:00 Central Branch MCL 801 SW 10th PDX
Sat. April 22 2:00-3:30 Cedar Mill Library 12505 NW Cornell Rd Portland
Sun. April 30 1:00-2:30 AND 3:30-5:00 West Linn Library 1595 Burns St West Linn
Donna L Cohen, MEd, MLIS
Civics for Adults Workshop Series: To Enhance Civic Knowledge and Inspire Political Engagement