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  1. Civic Learning and Students’ Institute

    One of my favorite aspects of working for the Mathews Center has been developing programming focused on engaging young people in active civic learning. I believe that providing opportunities for young people to build civic skills and exercise civic dispositions is vital to creating and preserving a healthy democracy where citizens are involved as actors rather than spectators or consumers.

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  2. Moderator Development and the ALSDE

    The David Mathews Center for Civic Life and the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) recently completed the final three in a series of seven Moderator Development Workshops across the state in 2013. Approximately 180 guidance counselors and school administrators attended the three workshops in the following counties: Montgomery (September 25), Marengo (October 1), and Calhoun (October 3). The workshops proved engaging and informative.

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  3. The Healing of America

    Students, faculty, and community members gathered on the evening of February 27, 2012 in the University of Alabama’s Biology building for a keynote address delivered by T.R. Reid, reporter, author, and documentary filmmaker. The event, co-sponsored by the Mathews Center and New College, engaged the topic of disparities in health care.

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