Election day coming up soon and the Fresno State Library welcomes our community in conversation with Taking Civic Action 101: A panel discussion on civic literacy, where students and the community can learn about our civil liberties and how to take action from Fresno community leaders, scholars and activists. The panel will be moderated by Associate Professor of Political Science, Dr. Lisa Bryant. Our panelists include:

Josefa Vega, Central Valley Regional Organizer, ACLU Northern California
Joe Moore, President and General Manager of Valley Public Radio, KVPR
Brandi Nuse-Villegas, Founder, Central Valley Community Action
Dr. Wes Wise, Assistant Professor of Media, Communications and Journalism 
David Klein, ASI Senator for College of Health and Wellness

Taking Civic Action 101 will discuss various ways citizens of all ages can participate in and propose change at the campus, local, state, and national levels. In particular, the event will inform marginalized students and allies on how to take action for DEIAJ through civic processes.

 “Students and community residents have power as a people through building community, organizing, and understanding the processes for levering change through civic engagement,” says Ginny Barnes, the librarian organizing the discussion. “Students and residents can be empowered to take action and seek change through the information and resources shared here.”

The Library will also supply supplemental academic resources and information to students from every area of study.  A voter registration table and light refreshments including coffee, tea, fruit, and baked goods will also be available. 

The civic literacy panel will kick off the library’s multiliteracy workshop series to provide students with knowledge and skills that intersect across multiple academic disciplines and careers.

For more information, contact Ginny Barnes at 559.278.5793 or gbarnes@csufresno.edu

When: Wednesday, October 12, 2022 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. 

Where: Leon S. Peters Ellipse Gallery, Fresno State Library, 2nd Floor North

Admission is free and open to the public