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Millennials, Gen Z, and Civic Engagement

Students and young adults participate in politics and their communities far more than they are given credit for — and in ways that often go unrecognized.

Past: Thursday, March 10, 2022 6:00 pm
This is a virtual event
  • Ruby Belle Booth
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  • Laura Barrón-López
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  • Elan C. Hope
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  • Theodore R. Johnson
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  • Layla Zaidane
  • Chuck Yarborough
Millennials, Gen Z, & Civic Engagement

Lever­aging digital liter­acy, protests and demon­stra­tions, and public debate on social media chan­nels, millen­ni­als and Gener­a­tion Z have a distinct way of enga­ging in our soci­ety. And some are begin­ning to bring their style of civic engage­ment to the more tradi­tional venues, such as in elec­ted office. How does their reima­gin­ing of civic engage­ment in Amer­ica chal­lenge tradi­tion? And how will it reshape our demo­cracy?

Join us for a live discus­sion with Theodore R. John­son, director of the Fellows Program at the Bren­nan Center; Elan C. Hope, fellow at the Bren­nan Center and an asso­ci­ate professor of psycho­logy and univer­sity scholar at North Caro­lina State Univer­sity; Ruby Belle Booth, fellow at the Bren­nan Center; Chuck Yarbor­ough, history teacher at the Missis­sippi School for Math­em­at­ics and Science; Layla Zaidane, pres­id­ent and CEO of the Millen­nial Action Project; and Laura Baron-Lopez, White House corres­pond­ent at Politico to discover the oppor­tun­it­ies found when we engage across gener­a­tions to make our coun­try stronger.

Produced in part­ner­ship with New York University’s John Brademas Center


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