Economic Inequality and Social Responsibility


Upcoming Engaged Citizen Events:

Born into Brothels
Engaged Citizen Film Series
April 7, 2014
Sussman Theater, Lower Olmsted, Drake University

Experiential Learning and Engaged Citizen Showcase
April 15, 2014
4:00pm-5:00pm
Parents Hall, Upper Olmsted, Drake University

The Frontier of Climate Change: State and Local Action in the Heartland 
Organized by The New Republic, underwritten by the League of Women Voters
April 22, 2014
9:00am-12:00pm
Parents Hall North, Upper Olmsted, Drake University

Human Trafficking in Iowa with Tina Frundt
April 29, 2014
7:00pm
Parents Hall, Upper Olmsted, Drake University

For more information, contact Arthur Sanders, Associate Provost.


Engaged Citizen Conference Schedule and Registration

February 28, 2014

All sessions are free and open to the public.

1:30pm     Welcome and Introduction (Parents Hall South)

1:50pm     Track I: Poverty Simulation (Pomerantz Stage)
                 Track II: Social Change Wheel (Parents Hall North)

3:05pm     Break and Community Organization Open House (Upper Olmsted)
                 Refreshments will be provided

3:35pm     Track I: Poverty Simulation continued (Pomerantz Stage)
                 Track II: Social Change Wheel Breakout Sessions (Upper Olmsted Conference Rooms)
                               a) Organizing to Make an Impact
                               b) The Kink in the Link
                               c) Legislative Advocacy: How to Advocate for Change
                               d) Fitting the Pieces Together
                               e) Charitable Volunteerism and Philanthropy: Using Time, Talent, and Treasure to Create Change

4:50pm     Break and Community Organization Open House (Upper Olmsted)
                 Heavy hors d'oeuvres provided until 6:00pm

5:15pm     World Cafe
                 Heavy hors d'oeuvres provided until 6:00pm

6:00pm     Pathways to Food Security: Environment, Economics and Equality (Parents Hall North) co-sponsored by the Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement       

  • Marc Gunther, Editor-at-large, Guardian Sustainable Business US Moderator
  • Chinh Dao, Associate Professor of Biology, Drake University
  • Cassie Edgar, Platform Operations Director, DuPont Pioneer
  • Sarai Schnucker Rice, Executive Director, Des Moines Area Religious Council
  • Ricardo Salvador, Director and Senior Scientist, Food & Environment Program, Union of Concerned Scientists
  • Darci Vetter, Deputy Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services, United States Department of Agriculture

For conference registration: http://tinyurl.com/ECconference2014


 

 

Images and Thoughts from last year’s Engaged Citizen Conference, February 15, 2013

 

 


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