Civic Knowledge = Civic Power:
A Weekly Series Focused on How Congress Works (or Should Work)
The powers of the United States Congress are considerable and well established. Congress can collect taxes, coin money, declare war, raise and support armies and a navy, and make all laws necessary and proper to carry out its powers – just to name a few. But understanding Congress cannot be done in a vacuum or just through a listing of powers
This spring join the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies and partners for a weekly lunch and learn series focused on developing a better understanding of Congress. Civic Knowledge = Civic Power invites guest speakers from the Department of Political Science to give brief talks on topics connected to the history and function of this branch of government, followed by informal discussion with attendees. From the basics of how a bill becomes a law, to a look at historic uses of the filibuster, spend your lunch hour building your civic muscles! Coffee and light desserts will be provided.
Wednesday, April 12, 12:30-1:30 (Room 277)
Topic: Congress and the Media: Shaping Public Perceptions
Speaker: Dr. Audrey Haynes
This program series is sponsored by the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, the University of Georgia’s School of Public and International Affairs, the UGA College Republicans, and the UGA Young Democrats. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 706-542-5788.