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Chasing the American Dream Series


Our intent with this program, called Chasing the American Dream Series, is to educate and engage our students around current issues, societal shifts, ways to get involved regarding local and federal government, and the upcoming Presidential election.  

One program we are going to offer each month will be a fireside chat, formatted after a Ted Talk. Each month will have a different topic but will follow the same format. We will have 3 speakers, and the first two will be informative, and the third speaker will be the call to action, or what can you do about to impact this issue. And the first 50 people who register here to join us for each presentation, will get to eat a meal FOR FREE!

March 2020

Tues 3/24: Ted Talk Viewings! Like to learn more and discuss the American Dream? The American Dream is seen differently by everyone. This is an opportunity to view Ted Talks that offer different opinions of the American Dream. We encourage you to check these out. 

The New American Dream :
Why we need to stop sharing American Dream success stories:
The American Dream Value Menu :


APRIL 2020

Wed 4/8: Voter Registration Drive! Student Government will be at the Union Food Court and can help get you registered to vote! Your vote is your voice and it matters! Swing by and see us from 11:30am-1:30pm with your photo ID and a piece of mail with your local address on it!

Wed 4/8: Panther Fireside Chat! Join us for a free meal (to the first 50 who register) and to learn from 3 speakers. The discussion will revolve around the climate change crisis, why it matters that the bees are disappearing, and what can we do in our daily lives to help save the planet. Each speaker has 10 minutes to help you learn. Register to join us here! Doors open at 5:15pm, and our speakers will start at 5:30pm, University Ballroom, MLK Union

Week of April 13- TBA


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Charleston, IL 61920

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