[Libs-Or] Civics - New legislative session! And new workshop!

dcohen at hevanet.com dcohen at hevanet.com
Sun Jan 24 12:49:47 PST 2021

All workshops are now virtual.

It's the new Oregon legislative session!! You name it - housing, the justice
system, COVID relief, environment, education, and on and on.decisions about
so much of what affects our daily lives happens here! And, many people are
just mystified by how it works and how to make their voice heard [even in
these virtual times]. For that matter, how do you make your voice heard by
local government, or the federal government? Is there more than just being
on the street, or running for office? Yes, MUCH more! All this is covered in
Citizen Activism 101.


New Workshop! This special workshop will be available for a limited time. 

Voting Rights, Voter Fraud, Voter Suppression and Election 2020

This workshop focuses on voting rights, voter suppression and then traces
the events of Election 2020 up to Jan 6. It's a powerful presentation which
includes a great deal of data and commentary from bipartisan sources.


Always Available!

 Citizen Activism 101 - Making Change Happen

*	Historical perspective
*	Types of advocacy
*	Examples of successful advocacy
*	Choosing your battles
*	Who makes the rules?
*	Tools / strategies for change
*	Engaging with government / lobbying for influence
*	Tracking civic / political issues and legislation

 Misinformation, Fake News and Political Propaganda

*	Mainstream press and "fake news"
*	Social Media posts
*	Email clickbait
*	Propaganda
*	Language / terminology
*	Deepfakes
*	Survey / poll questions
*	Economic data
*	Graphs and charts
*	Finding good information

Beyond Voting: Elections and Campaign Financing

*	Right to vote?
*	Election security
*	Voter suppression 
*	Voter turnout 
*	Redistricting / gerrymandering
*	Electoral College
*	Alternative voting systems
*	Campaign financing issues and tracking

The Constitution: Fulfilling Democracy's Promise?

*	Defining democracy / status of democracy
*	Forming a country and Constitution
*	Bill of Rights
*	Interpreting the Constitution
*	Representation / structural issues
*	Changes to the Constitution / to our democracy?



Donna L Cohen, MLIS, MEd

Portland, Oregon


dcohen at hevanet.com <mailto:dcohen at hevanet.com> 

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

Webpage www.civicthinker.info <http://www.civicthinker.info>  

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Civics-for-Adults-1490728887922036/

"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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