Rebuilding American Civics

While many Americans know a bit about our government foundations, processes, and institutions, we must have a shared understanding of these topics, so that we can have better and more constructive political conversations. Join us for a series of classes that look at rekindling our shared understanding of the principles of American civics. These classes will be taught in a conversational format, refreshing your understanding of American government and political thought, while uncovering new insights. It is often said that people should avoid talking about politics in mixed company; in our country, however, it is important that as citizens we discuss politics but do so in a civil manner using critical thinking skills and empathy. As such, these classes will emphasize critical thinking and dialogue, learning along the way that it is okay to “agree to disagree.”

Classes will be led by Sam Scinta, President of IM Education and Lecturer in Political Science at UW-La Crosse and Viterbo University, along with special guests.

To register for this series of classes or to get more information contact Kelli Jerve at kelli@inspiredmindsedu.org or Jill Miller at jmmiller@viterbo.edu.  You may also visit Viterbo University’s D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership Webpage for more information.

Upcoming Classes:

Wednesday, April 27th, Open Civics Conversation: Is there something about American politics or current events that is of interest to you? Come with a topic to discuss, or just join the moderated conversation, for a look at current events and hot topics.

Wednesday, May 4th, Open Civics Conversation: Is there something about American politics or current events that is of interest to you? Come with a topic to discuss, or just join the moderated conversation, for a look at current events and hot topics.