Today! Civics Seminar at St. Philip's Parish House

Sunday, March 12 from 2-4 pm

RiseUpNY and Ecological Citizen’s Project present a four part Civics Seminar starting on Sunday March 12th 2-4pm at St. Philip's Parish House, Garrison, NY 10524.

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. 

This is how your government works will be examined in the context of democratic pluralism (democratic elitism). Theorites of participatory democracy, elitism and pluralism will be reviewed as a means to understand how structure, process and interests shape American policy and politics.

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.

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