• 815 Southeast Oak Street
  • Portland, OR, 97214
  • United States

Join us for the first in our series of How To interactive conversations about civics. These events will be hosted at Cyril's on Monday evenings. We will sell beverages and some basic food. All ages welcome.

Tickets can be purchased in advance right here on our site for a small discount, or at the door. All ticket sales will be donated to the ACLU.

How To: The Civics Series

Monday, March 20th, 6:30 to 8pm: Introduction to the Constitution
What does the constitution cover, what does it do, how is it different from the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence?
How does it help us to be familiar with what the constitution does and doesn't do/mean?

Monday, April 3rd, 6:30 to 8pm: What (the f*ck) is an Executive Order?
History of how the executive order came into being? How it was controlled? How it's use has been expanding? Can we do anything about it? Should we?

Monday, April 24th, 6:30 to 8pm: How the Three Branches of Government Work?
Who does what? How do they interface? Why was it designed this way? What's happening now? Why does it seem like things happen both totally too fast and unbelievable slowly?

Monday, May 8th, 6:30 to 8pm: How to Participate (civic engagement 101)
Educating yourself- sound sources, aligning with groups that share you values (identifying your values)
Calls/letters/emails/in-person appointments- what works, what has the most impact, what clogs the system?
Protests- what makes them effective?
Volunteering- where are people needed?
How to cultivate reasonable expectations while persistently pushing the envelope?

Mondays, March 20th, April 3rd, April 24th, May 8th, 6:30 to 8pm: I Need All the Help I Can Get, Sign Me Up for the Entire Series
Join us for all four talks!

 

ALL PROCEEDS FROM TICKET SALES and ALL PROFITS ON FOOD AND DRINK WILL BE DONATED TO THE ACLU.

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