Gen Z and Civic Engagement: A Conversation with U.S. Representative Maxwell Frost
Press Release · Thursday, June 15, 2023

Washington, DC

On Thursday, June 22, at 7 p.m. ET, the National Archives will host award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien as she talks with Congressman Maxwell Frost (FL-10) about how young people can take an active part in the governing of our nation. Archivist of the United States Dr. Colleen Shogan will provide welcoming remarks. Former member of Congress and Governor James J. Blanchard, Chair and President of the National Archives Foundation, will give opening remarks.

The National Archives Museum in Washington, DC, is located on Constitution Avenue at 9th Street, NW. Free admission and fully accessible. Metro: Yellow or Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial station.

(In-Person and Online) Gen Z and Civic Engagement: A Conversation with U.S. Representative Maxwell Frost
Thursday, June 22, at 7 p.m. ET
William G. McGowan Theater, National Archives Museum, Washington, DC
Register to attend online; watch on the National Archives YouTube Channel

Join award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien in conversation with Congressman Maxwell Frost (FL-10), the only Gen Z member of Congress. The program will focus on the roles young people can play in civic life and how citizens can engage with the political system, from advocating to get a pothole fixed to voting to running for Congress. Dr. Colleen Shogan, Archivist of the United States, will give opening remarks.

This program is hosted in partnership by the National Archives and National Archives Foundation as part of Civic Season, an annual tradition that encourages young people to actively participate in our democracy and engage with public history institutions between Juneteenth and July 4th.

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