Citizenship in a Sound Bite Era
Tuesday, December 6, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CT)
Saint Paul, MN
Hill Ballroom, Kagin Commons
6:30-8:00pm: Panel & Forum
In an age where the half life of information is shrinking daily and where news is produced more to entertain than to inform, how are we preparing young people for informed, engaged and sustained citizenship? What does citizenship look like in a world where communities can no longer be defined strictly by geographic borders? What knowledge and skills are required for citizenship in an era dominated by sound bites, social media and issues that cross borders? How do various sectors – education, business, government—support developing engaged citizens in this context? What approaches are promising? Where are current approaches falling short?
The Forum will initiate a conversation across a range of stakeholders working towards the common goal of building responsible, informed, and engaged citizens in the 21st century.
Mark Ritchie, Secretary of State, Minnesota
Trista Harris, Executive Director, Headwaters Foundation for Justice
Brian Rosenberg, President, Macalester College
Jamal Thompson, Director of Education, National Black MBA Association
Dana Mortenson, Executive Director, World Savvy
Moderated by: David O’Fallon, President & CEO, Minnesota Humanities Center
Who should attend?
Anyone interested in civic engagement, youth development and education
Community organizations working in the area of civic engagement are invited to share literature on their work at the event.
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