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Citizen Engagement in America’s History

William G. McGowan Theater
Washington, DC

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST

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Join us for a cross-generational and bipartisan discussion about how citizen movements have influenced—or failed to influence—policymakers. From civil rights marches to student activism in the social media age, citizen activists will join a panel with former members of Congress who will discuss how, in their careers on Capitol Hill, citizens changed their thinking on specific topics. The conversation will focus civic engagement, civic education, and how to petition the government. Moderated by Former Member of Congress Jane Harman (D-CA); panelists include D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes NortonSarah Lerner, teacher of English and journalism at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, with student Rain Valladares; Former Member of Congress Phil Gingrey (R-GA); and Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List.

Presented in partnership with the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress.


All events listed in the calendar are free unless noted.