Schedule


Current Workshops Scheduled  

Check back regularly, as details about workshops and registration change frequently. And, of course, you are always welcome to request your local library or organization to be a sponsor; actually that's how most workshops happen! Be an advocate for Civics Education! [Flyer with descriptions - DescriptiveFlyer-Jan2021.pdf ]

Special Series!! Sponsored by Multnomah County Library

What is Democracy and Why Does it Matter? Link: What Is Democracy and Why Does It Matter? | Multnomah County Library (multcolib.org) 

A three-part series featuring thought-provoking short presentations with multiple discussion breaks. At our first event, we’ll explore our right to vote and changes that we might like to see in how elections are run. Next, we’ll learn what democracy meant to our country’s founders, and deliberate whether our federal government structure reflects their, as well as our, values. At our last session, we’ll review how we measure our progress as a democracy. Presentations by Donna Cohen, MLIS, MEd, founder of Civics for Adults, and discussions led by SAGE.

Weds. March 03, 2021        6:00-7:30 Register:

What is Democracy and Why Does it Matter? Our Right to Vote 

Weds. March 10, 2021        6:00-7:30 Register:

What is Democracy and Why Does it Matter? Meaning of Democracy 

Weds. March 17, 2021        6:00-7:30 Register:

What is Democracy and Why Does it Matter? Measuring Success in a Democracy 

Time-Limited Workshop [in other words this workshop will not be offered beyond 2021]:

Voting Rights, Voter Fraud, Voter Suppression and Election 2020

Weds. April 7. 6:30-8:00. Sponsored by Lake Oswego Public Library. Open registration link: Online: Voting Rights, Voter Fraud, Voter Suppression and Election 2020 | City of Lake Oswego  

Misinformation, Fake News and Political Propaganda

Mon. March 22. 4-5:30. Sponsored by Oregon City Public Library. Register: https://orcity-library.libcal.com/calendar/events/misinformation [Be patient while they adjust their registration system for those not in Clackamas County]

Citizen Activism 101—Making Change Happen 

Mon. April 5. 4-5:30.  Sponsored by Oregon City Public Library. Register: https://orcity-library.libcal.com/calendar/events/citizenactivism [Be patient while they adjust their registration system for those not in Clackamas County]

The Constitution - Fulfilling Democracy's Promise? 

Mon. March 15. 6-7:30 Registration: TBA. Sponsored by League of Women Voters - Umpqua Valley. 

Oregon Library Association Conference Programs!

April 20. 11:00. "Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion" – How Libraries Can Support EDI Beyond the Institution

Program Agenda – 2021 OLA Conference (oregonlibconference.org) 

April 23. 4:00. A Natural Alliance Youth Librarians, Schools and Teaching Critical Thinking [aka dealing with Misinformation]

Program Agenda – 2021 OLA Conference (oregonlibconference.org)