The Center for Campus and Community Engagement, as part of our efforts towards promoting non-partisan democratic and civic engagement on campus are hosting an inaugural Civic Engagement Forum. This event is in-person but can be attended remotely with this link HERE.
This event will serve a platform for students to civically engage directly with elected public officials in non-partisan ways, as well as an opportunity to discuss some of the key issues that matter and affect them. This adds to our relentless efforts towards promoting active student participation in voter registration exercises and boost their enthusiasm to participate in local, state and federal elections. We recognize your role as major stakeholder towards achieving this goal and would appreciate your presence at the event. As part of our commitment towards ensuring balanced political representation, we are inviting representatives from both major political parties.
What to expect: Each panel will consist of approximately 30 minutes for panelists to respond to predetermined questions followed by 15 minutes questions and answers from the audience.
· 10AM International Student and Faculty Perspectives on US Policies
o Deependra Budhathoki, International Students Union (ISU)
o Rustom Amartey, African Students Union (ASU)
o Diane Cahill, International Students Faculty Services (ISFS)
· 11AM Student Votes and Voices Matter: Perspectives from Elected Officials
o U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown SE Ohio representative Beth Clodfelter
o Ohio State Representative Jay Edwards
o Athens City Mayor Steve Patterson
· 12PM Student Leaders on the Value of Civic Engagement
o Haley Janoski, OU Democrats
o Micaela Beatham-Garcia, American Civil Liberties Union
o Nick Fisher, Students for Liberty
o Joseph Elikem Kofi Ziorklui, Graduate Student Senate
o Elaina Tartal, Student Senate Vice President
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