Facing Today Forum: What Makes Democracy Work?

Facing Today Forum: What Makes Democracy Work?
New York

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Facing Today Forum: What Makes Democracy Work?

History teaches us that democracies are fragile. How can we help our students learn what makes democracy work and what is necessary to sustain it and help it thrive?

Join us at Hunter College of Education for morning and afternoon workshops, lunch, and a keynote presentation that will address the questions, "How do you participate in democracy without access to the vote?", "How does change happen in society?" and "What is the role of education in sustaining a democracy?"  Utilizing Facing History’s resources, we will model teaching strategies for fostering civil discourse and student inquiry. In partnership with Generation Citizen, we will explore current events, civic participation and how to help students engage in that process.   Keynote presentation by DeNora Getachew, Executive Director of Generation Citizen NY. 

After this workshop teachers will be able to:

  • Guide civil and productive conversations in the classroom that will engage students with different perspectives
  • Help students understand the power that youth have in the civic process and making change happen

This event is intended for middle school and high school educators, and is hosted in partnership with Hunter College of Education and NYU: Steinhardt School

Current Hunter students with valid school email address covered by Academic Excellence fee.  Please indicate “school agreement” in the payment section of your registration

CTLE hours are available for this event.



Hunter College School of Education
904 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10065
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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