Civic Engagement Leadership Newsletter – February 13, 2019​

​Civic engagement guest speaker:

​​Thursday, February 21 at 11 AM in B190 JFSB

Join Ben McAdams, current U.S. Representative for Utah's 4th congressional district and former Salt Lake County Mayor, for a talk as part of the Bipartisan Lecture Series. 

Upcoming le​cture:

"Civic Online Reasoning: How to Survive the Digital Onslaught and Make Better Decisions about Issues that Matter”

Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 11 AM in B192 JFSB

Should we approve a new tax on sugary drinks? Should we raise the minimum wage to $15? Are charter schools a good thing?​ To answer such questions, we no longer pull a book from the shelf. We open our browsers and start Googling. But are we good at judging what we find? This lecture by Dr. Sam Wineburg, a Professor of History and the Margaret Jacks Professor of Education at Stanford University, will cover how to survive our menacing digital environment and become more savvy evaluators of the information that affects our lives and communities.
Civic Engagement Spring Workshop, "Women in Civic Engagement"

Thursday, March 28, from 9 AM - 4 PM in B192 JFSB

The workshop is an opportunity for both female and male students to learn about the challenges women face in civic engagement leadership. Panelists will include leaders in government, politics, and non-profit management who will talk about their own career paths, the trials they have faced, and the things that can be done to encourage women to participate in the community more effectively. The keynote speaker will​​ be Gail Miller, who is the head of the Larry H. Miller Group, one of the most successful business enterprises in Utah.

Volunteer/job/internship opportunities:
  • Family Justice Volunteer: The Family Justice Center in Provo is looking for “volunteers working toward a bachelor’s degree in the behavioral sciences are needed every Tuesday from 4-8:30 pm.” Spanish-speaking interpreters especially needed.
  • Food Bank Client Assistant: Community Action Services and Food Bank is looking for volunteers to help guide clients through the food bank pantry.
  • Community Health Worker: Community Health Connect in Provo is looking for health personnel to help “bridge cultural and linguistic barriers, expand access to coverage and care, and improve health outcomes.”
Upcoming events:​
  • Thursday, March 14, at 11 AM in 3223 WSC – Civic Engagement Guest Speaker: David Blankenhorn​, founder of Better Angels

Office of Civic Engagement Leadership
College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences
Brigham Young University