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Mikva Challenge Action Civics Summer Institute
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Thursday, July 18 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Panel Discussion: Democracy Education for a Just and Equitable Society

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This panel discussion will focus on the systemic barriers to participation and power, and on how democracy education and teachers of all levels of experience can help break down these barriers and inspire youth to be change agents in developing a more equitable and just world.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Ben Kirshner

Dr. Ben Kirshner

Faculty Director, Professor, CU Engage, CU Boulder
Ben Kirshner is a Professor of Learning Sciences and Human Development at the University of Colorado Boulder and Faculty Director of CU Engage: Center for Community-Based Learning and Research. Dr. Kirshner works collaboratively with educators and students to design and study learning... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Na’ilah Nasir

Dr. Na’ilah Nasir

President, Spencer Foundation
Na’ilah Suad Nasir is the sixth President of the Spencer Foundation, which supports research about education. She holds a faculty appointment at the University of California, Berkeley (currently on leave) where she has been since 2008.  From 2015-2017 she served as vice-chancellor... Read More →
avatar for Joe Rogers

Joe Rogers

Director of Public Engagement and Government Affairs Center for Educational Equity, Teachers College, Columbia University
Joe Rogers is the director of public engagement and government affairs at the Center for Educational Equity (CEE) at Teachers College, Columbia University, where he develops strategic relationships for policy reform, co-facilitates the statewide DemocracyReady NY Coalition, supports... Read More →


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