What Happens On November 5? Activating Citizenship (No Matter Who Wins)
For the first time in many years, citizen participation and national service are important themes of the 2008 Presidential election. The campaigns have tapped into growing concern with the disengagement of Americans from political and civic life and a growing movement to renew active citizenship.
What will happen to the movement for civic engagement after the election? Can it change the ways citizens engage their government?
Come hear a nationally-known scholar and activist discuss the current movement for civic engagement and the stakes of the election for democratic renewal. Peter Levine is director of The Center For Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), Tufts University.
This lecture is the first installment in the Harward Center for Community Partnerships’ series “The Civic Forum: Engaged Citizenship and the Election.”