Recent political upheaval and the 2016 presidential election have galvanized communities and the country into action, and students and young people have taken up political activism in ways big and small. Hear directly from the future generation and those working with them on the importance of civic education and engagement! Panelists include Cliff Yee, Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Coro Northern California, Adam Kubey, 12th Grade Teacher, Oakland Charter High School; Civic Educator, and student A’Niya Bankston, Sophomore at Oakland Technical High School and Board Chair of Generation Citizen’s student leadership board. The evening will be moderated by Matt Mahan, the CEO of Brigade, the world’s first nonpartisan voter network.
There are student tickets available or you can take 20% off non-member tickets with the discount code: engagement!
What does being an engaged citizen mean in 2018? How are young people accessing civic education and skills they can leverage? How can they effect change around issues that matter to them—both before they can vote and after? What are the issues and outcomes down the line that matter to youth the most: education, housing, gun violence, voting rights or climate change? Hear perspectives from students, educators, civic leaders and organizers on the state of civic education, innovative approaches to civic engagement and the potential for youth to make a difference at all levels, starting in school and continuing for the rest of their lives.