The Dean of Students office and Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground invite students, faculty and staff to discuss young people’s civic engagement in the first Student-Faculty Forum of the academic year! The Student-Faculty forum, a monthly gathering of faculty experts and students founded in 2017 with Virginia Sapiro, Professor of Political Science and Dean of Arts & Sciences Emerita, will return on Tuesday, September 25.
The panel will analyze why, in seemingly every generation, people ages 18-30 have a terrible record of turning out to vote, and actually aren’t as widely involved in politics as some people think. How and under what circumstances do young people engage in political and social action? Why do so few take up their citizen rights to vote? What can be done to change that?
When: Tuesday, September 25 from 6:30 – 8 pm
Where: Metcalf Ballroom (2nd floor of George Sherman Union)
Professor Mary E. Collins, Department of Social Welfare Policy, School of Social Work
We hope you’ll join us in conversation with our faculty panelists and one another. Appetizers and refreshments will be provided.