Join the Lippitt House Museum and the RI League of Women Voters for this two-part community conversation series.
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Democracy in Crisis: Promoting Civic Education & Combating Fake News
March 9, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on March 16, 2022 at 6:30 pm
According to a December 2021 NPR/Ipsos poll, 64% of Americans believe democracy is in crisis and at risk of failing. Here in Rhode Island, two key contributors were identified in the recent Culture is Key: Strengthening Rhode Island’s Civic Health Through Cultural Participation report—inequitie
s in civic education and threats to local journalism. As Rhode Islanders, what can we do to rebuild our civil society when we address these threats to civic education and journalism? Please join these FREE, VIRTUAL community conversations:
Wednesday, March 9 at 6:30 PM
The Role of Civic Education & Its Importance for Civic Health
With youth leaders from the RI Civic Learning Coalition; Marcos Bonilla, Genesis Center’s Citizenship Prep alum; and Julia Renaud of RI Council for the Humanities
*Part of RI Civic Learning Week
Wednesday, March 16 at 6:30 PM
The Importance of Media Literacy & Combating Fake News
With Ed Fitzpatrick, Boston Globe staff writer; Renee Hobbs, Founder of the URI Media Education Lab; and first amendment lawyer Lynette Labinger
These virtual community conversations are both free, but pre-registration is required. Visit https://www.preserveri.org/
calendar to register and receive the Zoom link.
Thanks to the Rhode Island League of Women Voters Education Fund for supporting this series.