Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD) and WCCCD’s Institute for Social Progress ISP will participate with the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, The Democracy Commitment Project, the American Democracy Project and related organizations in a national voter registration, participation, and engagement program titled, “Engage the Election,” that will be coordinated with more than 800 colleges and universities across the U.S. The first phase of the “Engage the Election” program will consist of a six part national webinar series, to be conducted through the November 2016 elections, that will involve scholars and researchers from leading universities discussing critical issues dealing with voter education and civic participation. The second and upcoming webinar, which is open to WCCCCD faculty, staff, students, and interested members of the community, will occur on Wednesday, March 30, 2016: from 2:30PM – 4:00PM EST. This webinar will be conducted by researchers from Tuft’s University (Institute for Democracy and Higher Education) and will focus on their most recent academic work from their “National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement” (NSLIVE). All interested parties can RSVP for the webinar at: http://activecitizen.tufts.edu/join-nslve/.

Further information can be obtained via Gabriel Arteaga, National Manager of the Democracy Commitment Project (ArteagaG@aascu.org), of which WCCCD/ISP is a participating member.

WCCCD/ISP will also be doing continuing work in this area at the June 2-4/2016 AASCU/TDC Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana.