Students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to take part in this event on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 6:00 p.m. on Zoom
Students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to take part in this event on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. on Zoom
With a nation divided, this urgent documentary follows four everyday heroes on the difficult journey of bridging our political divides. Susan Bro is the mother of Heather Heyer who was killed at the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville. Independent politician Greg Orman believes the way to break polarization is to create a third force in our politics. Steven Olikara founded the Millennial Action Project to build a coalition of bipartisan lawmakers to transform government. Republicans David and Erin Leaverton pack up their family in an RV and travel around the country to increase their understanding of the difficulties all Americans face.
Viewers will be invited to take part in a virtual question and answer session with the filmmakers on Thursday, Feb. 25.
The Active Citizen Series is designed to cultivate the next generation of informed leaders who will help strengthen communities and shape our democracy. This series allows students to gain a deeper understanding of how government works and to develop the necessary skills to engage in civil discourse across political divides.
This event is sponsored by the Elon Political Engagement Work Group, Elon Votes!, Kernodle Center for Civic Life, and Council on Civic Engagement.