We are kicking off our fall lecture series on Wednesday, September 13 at 7:30 pm at WCCW! This lecture series is devoted to the topic of civic engagement and is titled “Local Engagement, Collective Impact.” The series will aim to address the following questions: What does civic engagement look like in Washington? How does one effectively work within one’s community to bring positive change? What are lecturers doing within their own communities and is there a global reaction/effect?
The goals for this lecture series are to paint a picture of what different types of civic engagement (i.e., organizational involvement, individual volunteerism, electoral/political involvement and participation) look like in today’s world; engage FEPPS students and the WCCW population at-large in public discourse and contemporary issues of public importance; and connect what FEPPS students are learning in their courses to social, political, and ethical issues of the larger community through an understanding of what potential lecturers see as areas for improvement and change in their respective communities.
Our first lecturer is Sharonne Navas, the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Equity in Education Coalition of Washington . We will also hear from Larry Seaquist , a former member of the WA House of Representatives; Michele Storms, the Deputy Director of the ACLU of Washington ; and Jon Zulauf, a criminal defense attorney for the Seattle Clemency Project .