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Speaking of Democracy

Be Part of the Conversation

Speaking of Democracy is a series of engaging conversations between students and community leaders on the health of American democracy. Join us for a lively discussion during a U-hour! Speaking of Democracy is hosted by the Department of Service Learning and Civic Engagement

RSVP to Attend Spring 2021 Events

Speaking of Democracy: The "First 100 Days" of the Presidency

  • Thursday, February 11, 2021
  • 12:00 - 12:50 pm (U-hour)
  • Learn about the history of the first 100 days of the presidency, why it matters and what to anticipate after the 100 days. Share media impact and portrayal of success.

REGISTER TODAY - First 100 Days 

Speaking of Democracy First 100 Days Flyer

Speaking of Democracy: Slactivism to Activism with impactree

  • Tuesday, March 9, 2021
  • 12:00 - 12:50 pm (U-hour)
  • Resharing a post, using a popular hashtag and texting an organization link, is this activism or slactivism? Join us for a conversation on how social media has transformed the ways we advocate on issues that matter.

REGISTER TODAY - Activism vs Slactivism 

Slactivism Activism Flyer

Speaking of Democracy: Accountability by Email and Zoom, Virtual Civic Engagement

  • Thursday, April 15, 2021
  • 12:00 - 12:50 pm (U-hour)
  • Join Dr. Jonathan Bechtol for a conversation on how to be involved in your community by sending legislative emails, connect with a neighbor, attend city council meetings, etc.

REGISTER TODAY - Accountability 

SOD Accountability Workshop

For More Information

If you have questions and/or for individuals with disabilities who would like to attend this event, please contact Rochelle Smarr, Director for Service Learning and Civic Engagement at regarding any special accommodations needs at least seven working days in advance. Every reasonable effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations.