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Virtual Dialogue: The Power of Community Colleges in Voter Registration

October 4, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Join us for part one of the three-part Engage the Election 2018 Virtual Dialogue SeriesVerdis L. Robinson, Campus Compact’s Director of Community College Engagement will host a virtual dialogue and feature Dr. Connie Jorgensen from Piedmont Virginia Community College and Michael Dean from LeadMN, who will share some best practices they’ve established in their work. This will be followed by an open dialogue concerning the challenges and opportunities unique to community colleges regarding voter registration, education, and turnout. Be sure to tune in to each session for information, tools, and resources to support and inspire electoral engagement on campuses.

The Engage the Election 2018 Virtual Dialogue Series is being offered free of charge for faculty, staff, practitioners, and student leaders, but all attendees must register. Spots are limited, so register early.


About the Host:

Verdis RobinsonVerdis Robinson is Director for Community College Engagement at Campus Compact. As an advocate of community college civic education, Robinson directs The Democracy Commitment (TDC) initiative as part of his portfolio. Before becoming national director of TDC, Robinson was a tenured Assistant Professor of History and African-American Studies at Monroe Community College in Rochester, NY. Robinson is a fellow of the Aspen Institute’s Faculty Seminar on Citizenship and the American and Global Polity, and the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Faculty Seminar on Rethinking Black Freedom Studies: The Jim Crow North and West. He is also a Public Scholar of Humanities New York.

About the Engage the Election: 2018

Engage the Election: 2018 is a direct response by Campus Compact, through its newly acquired initiative, The Democracy Commitment (TDC), to the midterm elections in 2018. Its goal is to create wide-reaching electoral engagement opportunities for community college students, many of whom are first-generation, low-income, and students of color. 


October 4, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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