Sunday, March 19th from 2-4 pm
Join RiseUPNY and Citizen's Soapbox for their second Civics Seminar at St. Philip's Parish House in Garrison.
This is how a bill becomes law will examine the process of how a bill becomes law in Congress, looking specifically at the power of the majority party in determining the legislative process, the role of special interests and organized citizens groups, and why most close observers of the process call it "sausage making".
Jason Angell currently farms at Longhaul Farm, engages in civic-activism through the Ecological Citizen's Project, and teaches both American Government and Sociology at Bronx Community College. Before leaving NYC, he was the Executive Director of the Center for Working Families, the policy think-tank associated with the Working Family's Party.
Sunday, March 12 from 2-4 pm
These free seminars are open to the general public and were designed as a brush-up course in civics for adults. The four part series will survey how our government works, how a bill becomes law, constitutional law, and how to run for office. The four individual seminars will be taught by: Charlie Kelly, professor emeritus, Kean College; Jason Angell, instructor, Bronx Community College; William Hellerstein, professor, Brooklyn Law school; and political advocate, Kim Conner.
Charlie Kelly is professor emeritus of political science from Kean University. Charlie received his PHD. and M.A. degrees from New York University and has a M.S. degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University/Baruch College. Charlie chaired the Beacon Democratic Committee for twenty years and served on City Council for five two years terms of office.
For more information, please contact RiseUpNY.org.