Wednesday, April 17, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, Theatre
5998 Alcala ParkSan Diego,CA92110
The focus for the Institute for Civil Civic Engagement’s 2019 Conference is Restoring Civic Literacy: Revitalizing Civic Education across our Community. The conference will convene educational and civic leaders from across our region and state to discuss current best practices and strategies to improve Civic education and literacy for students and across our broader community. Democracies can die in an age of post-truth. This conference is a broad call to action to restore truth, facts and knowledge to our public discourse.
Keynote Speaker Tani Cantil-Sakauye, Chief Justice of California, has been a leading voice and advocate for robust civic education across the State of California. Knowing that the “strength of our democratic institutions relies on the public’s understanding of those institutions,” Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye has been a driving force in the Power of Democracy campaign, an initiative supported by statewide partners to help revitalize democracy and promote access to justice in California.
“The Critical Role of Civic Education in Sustaining Democracy”
Speakers and Panelists Including: The Reverend George Walker Smith, founder, Catfish Club; Constance Carroll, Ph.D., Chancellor, San Diego Community College District; Gail Baker, Ph.D., Vice President and Provost, USD; Maria Senour, Ph.D., President, San Diego Community College District Board of Trustees; Stephen Ferruolo, JD Dean and Professor, USD School of Law; Tom Karlo, General Manager, KPBS; Cindy Marten, Superintendent San Diego Unified School District; Ricky Shabazz, Ed.D., President San Diego City College; Hon. Judith D. McConnell, Chair, California Power of Democracy Steering Committee, Co-Chair San Diego Civic Learning Partnership; Haney Hong, President & CEO, San Diego County Taxpayers Association; Elizabeth Ashford, USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State & Global Policy; Noelle Norton, Ph.D., Dean, University of San Diego College of Arts and Sciences. Miranda McGowan, JD, Professor of Law, USD School of Law; Carl Luna, Ph.D., Director institute for Civil Civic Engagement; Sofia Castellani-Staedler, President, Associated Student Government, San Diego Mesa College.
THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC