Educating for Democracy


Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 3:00pm to 3:30pm



Civic engagement is empowering — and it’s good for our democracy. But too many young people don’t know where their voices fit in — or, after historical exclusion and oppression, have turned away from politics as an avenue for change. 

In this action-oriented webinar, we’ll share tools to rethink what civics is and what it can look like — and explore concrete steps that educators and families can take to help young people become informed and active community members. 

Moderated by Richard Weissbourd, @MCCHarvardEd, Director of Making Caring Common, HGSE 


  • Amber Coleman-Mortley, @MomOfAllCapes, Social Engagement at iCivics, Blogger & Podcaster 
  • Noorya Hayat, @CivicYouth, Civic Engagement and Equity Researcher, CIRCLE, Tufts University 
  • Jessica Lander, @jessica_lander, Co-founder of We Are America, High School Teacher & Journalist