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Niagara University's Levesque Institute for Civic Engagement presents webinars to provide information for voters

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Thu, Oct 8th 2020 10:20 am

Niagara University’s Levesque Institute for Civic Engagement is presenting two webinar series to provide information to students and the community as they prepare to vote in the upcoming 2020 presidential election.

“The Levesque Institute Civic Engagement Series” will present a brief overview of pertinent issues in today’s society and the presidential candidates’ stances on those issues through three separate webinars. Participants will also have the opportunity to engage in open conversation. All three webinars take place from 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays.

√ Thursday, Oct. 15: COVID-19 response, the economy, health care and racial equity

√ Thursday, Oct. 22: Student loans, climate change, foreign affairs and criminal justice reform

√ Thursday, Oct. 29: Politics and the media, presented by Dr. Carrie Teresa-Isard, associate professor of communication studies at Niagara University

“Leaders Sharing Vision, Values, and Views,” presented in partnership with Leadership Niagara, will feature Leadership Niagara graduates from various fields presenting on several topics around leadership. All three webinars take place from 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays.

√ Wednesday, Oct. 14: Leadership experience what matters over time

√ Wednesday, Oct. 21: Military /world perception

√ Wednesday, Oct. 28: Criminal Justice System

“We are pleased to collaborate with Leadership Niagara to bring respected alumni leaders to discuss the presidential election and the importance of leadership through vision, values and views,” said Patricia Wrobel, executive director of the Levesque Institute. “As an institute for civic engagement, we see our role as advocates for the NU and general communities to educate them on the importance of making their voices and votes matter. We are committed to providing factual resources that allow individuals to become informed on the issues that affect our democratic principles and will shape our country's future!” 

“Leadership Niagara serves to expand the capacity of individuals’ leadership, emphasizing self-awareness, humility, and purpose in order to become a better leader," said Liz Zulawski, president and CEO of Leadership Niagara. “We are proud to partner with the Levesque Institute for Civic Engagement to bring forward LN leaders to share their vision, values and views. To advance our region, we need strong leaders with a renewed interest and knowledge and who will work together for the greater good.”

For more information or to register for these events, visit https://levesqueinstitute.niagara.edu/programs/2020-election-resources/.

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