[Libs-Or] Civics for Adults workshops June-Aug

Donna Cohen dcohen at dcoheninfo.com
Mon May 29 14:42:16 PDT 2017

Hello all. These will be the only workshops in the Summer. We'll pick up
again in the fall. Several are already scheduled.


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 and tracking legislation.

State legislature is in session. What is going on and how to make your mark.
[Session ends July.]

Sun. June 4                1:30-3:00   Hillsboro PL [Brookwood]   2850 NE
Brookwood Pkwy  Hillsboro

Sat. June 17              1:00-2:30   Wilsonville PL   8200 SW Wilsonville
Rd   Wilsonville

Sun. June 18             1:00-2:30   Hillsdale Branch MCL  1525 SW Sunset
Blvd PDX 

Sun. August 6           2:00-3:30   McMinnville PL  225 NW Adams  St


Misinformation, Fake News 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". 

Sat. June 10               12:30   Corvallis-Benton County Library 645 NW
Monroe Ave   Corvallis



Donna L Cohen, MEd, MLIS

Portland, Oregon


citizen at civicthinker.net

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

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