15
November
2013
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09:32 PM
America/Chicago

Open Dialogue on Citizenship Next Wednesday

Please join the Center for Public Service & Family Strengths for the first of many open dialogues about citizenship, civic engagement, and celebrating Houston's civic diversity at UHD. In support of Houston Citizenship Month, UHD is hosting "Citizenship Conversations for a Better Houston Community," on Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in A-300. The purpose of the symposium is to bring together students, faculty and community leaders to have an open dialogue about critical topics relevant to the civic mission of higher education.

RSVP today for lunch provided: https://www.eventbrite.com/event/9134319997

A schedule of events is below.

11 a.m. - Opening remarks by UHD President William V. Flores and Citizenship Month historical background by co-chairs Dr. Noel Bezette-Flores, executive director of the Center for Public Service and Family Strengths, and Claudia Ortega-Hogue

11:10 a.m. - Presentation - Mike Sullivan, Harris County Tax Assessor

· Why is civic engagement vital for our democracy?

· What are my voting rights, privileges, and responsibilities?

11:30 a.m.-noon - Korean Traditional Music and Dance Presentation

noon - AACU Bringing Theory to Practice, Civic Series Video

12:05 p.m. - Citizenship Conversations led by campus and community leaders

· Citizenship

· Campus Involvement

· Voter Responsibility

· Immigration

· Community Engagement

· Celebrating Diversity

12:30 p.m. - UHD Citizenship on Canvas Project

1 p.m. - Citizenship on Canvas Project Reflections

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