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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 on November 3, 2020.  

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. Register here to join us!

September 2020

Wednesday 9/09: Join us for our first Panther Fire Side chat of the semester! Our three topics will be the difference between weather and climate change, Bees. Who neeeeeeeds them? And how can you help save the planet. Time: 2-3pm Sign up here

Friday 9/11: #DoGoodFromHome Challenge Help turn a day of tragedy into a day of unity and hope. Keep an eye on all of our social media challenges for a series of different ways that you can positively impact your community, while staying safely at home! Share selfies of yourself completing any of our challenges, and you may just win a Civic Engagement Prize!

Thursday 9/17: Join us for our first postcard party! This is a quick and easy way to share your thoughts and ideas with the politicians who represent you! We will be on the Library Quad from 10am-12pm. Swing by and fill out a postcard or 5! Make sure that the people who are your voice, know what is important to you!

Tuesday 9/22: Did you know that 9/22 is National Voter Registration Day?? Well now you do! Join us in the South Quad from 10am-12:30pm and get registered to vote here in Coles County! We will have information about how to request an absentee ballot regardless of where you are registered to vote!

Friday 9/25: We are excited to partner with Student Government to host a Voter Registration Drive! We will be in the Library Quad! Stay tuned for times!


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MLK Jr. Union 3rd Floor
Charleston, IL 61920

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