Hi all,

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

Portland, Oregon



Civics for Adults Workshop Series: To Enhance Civic Knowledge and Inspire Political Engagement

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