Making Your Voice Heard: Free Adult Civics Classes

Are you frustrated by the way our political system works (or doesn’t work)?

Would you like to understand it better and have the tools to improve it?

With members drawn from a wide range of backgrounds and political views, the grassroots group of Queens citizens It’s Who We Are, in partnership with the Taft Institute at Queens College, has created a series of seven classes that will meet Thursdays at 6 p.m. from October 5 to November 16 at Forest Hills Community Library.

Topics will range from the basics of our Constitution to the influence of money in elections to how laws are actually made in Washington, D.C. and Albany.

Each class will be taught by Professor Michael Krasner of Queens College and include a discussion of how citizens can influence politics at every level, from their own neighborhood to the nation at large.

Join us and empower yourself to make the changes you want by learning how the system works and what you can do, concretely and specifically, to get government to respond to you.

Class Topics:

  • Oct. 5 and 12: Basics of Our Democracy
  • Oct 19 and 26: Elections
  • Nov. 2 and 9: Policy and Lawmaking (with special guest Barbara Bartoletti, veteran lobbyist for the League of Women Voters, on Nov. 9)
  • Nov. 16: Get Involved! Advocacy Resource Fair with Special Guests

Towards A More Perfect Union: Making Your Voice Heard
Thursdays, Oct. 5 to Nov. 16
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Forest Hills Community Library

108-19 71 Avenue

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