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Citizenship in a Sound Bite Era

World Savvy, Macalester College, Minnesota Humanities Center

Tuesday, December 6, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CST)

Citizenship in a Sound Bite Era

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Hill Ballroom, Kagin Commons

Macalester College

6-6:30pm: Networking

6:30-8:00pm: Panel & Forum

In an age where the half life of information is shrinking daily and where news is produced more to entertain than to inform, how are we preparing young people for informed, engaged and sustained citizenship? What does citizenship look like in a world where communities can no longer be defined strictly by geographic borders? What knowledge and skills are required for citizenship in an era dominated by sound bites, social media and issues that cross borders? How do various sectors – education, business, government—support developing engaged citizens in this context?  What approaches are promising?  Where are current approaches falling short?

The Forum will initiate a conversation across a range of stakeholders working towards the common goal of building responsible, informed, and engaged citizens in the 21st century.




Mark Ritchie, Secretary of State, Minnesota

Trista Harris, Executive Director, Headwaters Foundation for Justice

Brian Rosenberg, President, Macalester College

Jamal Thompson, Director of Education, National Black MBA Association

Dana Mortenson, Executive Director, World Savvy


Moderated by: David O’Fallon, President & CEO, Minnesota Humanities Center



Who should addend?

Anyone interested in civic engagement, youth development and education



Have questions about Citizenship in a Sound Bite Era? Contact World Savvy, Macalester College, Minnesota Humanities Center

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