Explore the history and use of the op-ed and the changing media landscape at a Growing Democracy teach-in and workshop on October 23 from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Zoom. Additional discussion topics include strategies for successfully pitching and crafting an op-ed or editorial. LWVK member Barb Hispsman Springer, a retired journalism professor from Kent State University, will facilitate the workshop along with her husband and fellow League member Bob Springer, a retired reporter and opinions editor for the Akron Beacon Journal. Registration is required. To register or to learn more about the facilitators, click here.
The Growing Democracy Project, housed at Kent State University and officially launched in 2019, offers a unique approach to civic and political engagement. It aims to bridge the boundaries between academia and the community and break down barriers between community residents and governing institutions. The nonpartisan group's ultimate goal is to create a space for critical discussions and meaningful learning that takes place in the community rather than in the classroom. Upcoming Growing Democracy teach-in/workshops are scheduled for November 20 ("Democracy at the Grassgroots: Beyond the General Election" with Eirka Brown and Tony Vento) and December 18 ("Organizers Organizing Organizations" with Phillis Harris). Details coming soon.