Community Experts Roundtable
How Can Young People Make A Difference In Their Governments? Join us and our invited panelists who include current and former elected officials at the local and state level, local and regional non-profit and student-led advocacy organizations, as well as academic experts in political participation. Learn about how you can get involved while still being under the age of eighteen and leave the event with an understanding of your ability to affect positive change and what tools you need to do so.
Here are our confirmed panelists:
Michigan State Representative and former Royal Oak Mayor Jim Ellison
Global Ties Detroit, an organization that " hosts international exchange programs on behalf of the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and other governmental organizations, universities, and think tanks that promote global exchange and citizen diplomacy."
Former Michigan State Representative Jim Townsend
Royal Oak Mayor Michael Fournier
University of Michigan College Democrats and Republicans
Wayne State University Democrats
Brandon Kolo, a local activist
Dr. J. Cherie Strachan, Ph.D - Professor of Political Science at Central Michigan University whose work focuses on civic education and the role of political civility
Barbara L. Jones, Community Dispute Resolution Specialist
Faculty Instructor for the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies Program at Wayne State University, also an activist, organizer, and teacher at Wayne State University
Royal Oak Public Library Auditorium
Royal Oak Public Library
222 E 11 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, MI 48067
The round table is located in the auditorium at the Royal Oak Public Library.
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