College Civics Week at CWU!

To help the CWU and local communities become active citizens and voters, College Civics Week and the First Amendment Festival are back for another year at CWU with events beginning Monday, May 5 and closing Thursday, May 8. All events are free and open to the public, and go hand in hand with the Associated Students of CWU Board of Directors (ASCWU-BOD) elections, which will also take place this week. With forums, debates and even a speech by Congressman Dave Reichert, getting involved in the week’s events is a must for all CWU students, faculty, staff and the local community.

Here is the schedule for College Civics Week:

Monday, May 5,2014

  • Showcase of Action (SURC 137 A&B, 10:00 am-2:00 pm) sponsored by the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement, highlighting the center’s programs and the importance of voting. Congressman Reichert will speak from 12:00 pm-1:30 pm.
  • Free Speech Walls & Make Your Own Protest Sign (SURC EAST& West Patio 10:00 am-5:00pm) to let the campus know how you feel about today’s pressing issues.
  • Marketplace of Ideas (SURC Tabling area 11:00 am-2:00pm) Find out about clubs, organizations, and First Amendment Awareness.
  • BOD General Election Debate (6pm in SURC PIT).

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

  • Free Speech Walls & Make Your Own Protest Sign (SURC EAST& West Patio 10:00 am-5:00pm) to let the campus know how you feel about today’s pressing issues.
  • Marketplace of Ideas (SURC Tabling area 11:00 am-2:00pm) Find out about clubs, organizations, and First Amendment Awareness.
  • Your Government, Your Records, Your Meetings (SURC 137 A&B, Tentatively 7pm). This open government Forum, led by Washington Coalition for Open Government, is an important primer for students, faculty, community members, and local government officials to understand their rights and responsibilities under Washington’s sunshine laws.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

  • Free Speech Walls & Make Your Own Protest Sign (SURC EAST& West Patio 10:00 am-5:00pm) to let the campus know how you feel about today’s pressing issues.
  • Marketplace of Ideas (SURC Tabling area 11:00 am-2:00pm) Find out about clubs, organizations, and First Amendment Awareness.
  • Mary Beth Tinker (SURC Theatre, 5:30 pm-7:00 pm) was expelled from junior high for wearing a black armband to protest the Viet Nam War. She will tell the story of her landmark Supreme Court case, which set the high water mark by which most other student First Amendment cases are judged, and she will urge students to use their rights to speak out about today’s pressing issues.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

  • Free Speech Walls & Make Your Own Protest Sign (SURC EAST& West Patio 10:00 am-5:00pm) to let the campus know how you feel about today’s pressing issues.
  • BOD General Elections (SURC PIT & EAST PATIO 10:00 am- 7:00 pm).
  • Food for Thought (SURC East Patio 11:00 am-1:00pm). Wonder what it would be like to have your First Amendment rights taken away? Trade them in for a free lunch.
  • Marketplace of Ideas (SURC Tabling area 11:00 am-2:00pm) Find out about clubs, organizations, and First Amendment Awareness.

 


 

For more information please contact CLCE at 509-963-1850 or clce@cwu.edu. These events are sponsored by CLCE, WSA, ASCWU-BOD and the First Amendment Festival. Persons of disability may make arrangements for reasonable accommodation by calling 509-963-1850 or by e-mailing DS@cwu.edu.

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