Recent events have made clear just how frayed trust in our nation’s democratic institutions and constitutional values has become. Clearly, the fabric of our democracy is in serious need of repair.
Here in New York, our state constitution requires schools to prepare all students to be active civic participants. Our urgent mission is to ensure schools live up to that promise. This interactive webinar series explores how together we can help mend our democracy by working to ensure every New York school can carry out its important civic mission.
Join us, youth leaders, experts, and decision-makers from around the state for this vital, free, four-part webinar series as we investigate critical components of civic readiness and talk with New York leaders about how to make the right to civic readiness a reality. The future of our democracy depends on our active engagement.
Dear Mending the Fabric of Democracy Participant:
Thank you for participating in our four-part webinar series about teaching civic readiness this spring. We hope you benefited from the experience and expertise shared by the educators, youth leaders, researchers, parent advocates, and policymakers.
Based on your post-webinar feedback, we have also compiled a set of resources and tools that will help you participate in important work. We hope you’ll utilize and share the resources below.
All students in New York State have the right to a quality education that readies them for effective civic engagement. Together we can raise awareness about this important right and strengthen New York education policy, practice, and investment to support civic readiness.
Please register to receive a recording of the webinar and supplemental resources.
Recordings linked below.
March 4. Developing Media Literacy: Teaching Students to Know Fact from Fiction
Session Recording: https://youtu.be/teQ_f7kQ1PY
March 11. Discussing Controversial Issues: When Classrooms Are Contentious
Session Recording: https://youtu.be/CxRcKWfcBjk
March 18. Igniting Youth Civic Action: Making a Difference In and Out of School
Ahmed Sesay, plaintiff, Cook v. Raimondo, 2020 graduate Providence Public Schools
Session Recording: https://youtu.be/mPsWydkAbK4
March 25. Call to Action: A Conversation with Leaders and Decision-makers
Session Recording: https://youtu.be/Mydekii4I1c