Students from throughout the University System of Georgia are encouraged to develop an individually compelling sense of social and civic responsibility, community leadership and service to society. To support this goal, Clayton State University and The National Archives at Atlanta will hold the Fourth Annual Student Research Conference on Civic Engagement on Friday, Mar. 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the National Archives at Atlanta.
Students from the USG were invited to submit papers and panel-session proposals on any topic relating to engagement in politics in the community besides voting. In addition to the student presentations, the keynote address will be given by Shabnam Bashiri, Shabaka Guillory and Ben Speight. Bashiri and Guillory are young activists who are involved with Occupy Atlanta. Speight is the organizing director for the Teamsters Local 728. The keynote address, titled “Celebrating Activism: Public and Professional Activism,” will run from 11:30 a.m. to noon.
The Conference will also feature the presentations of the winners of the Fifth Annual Ogden First Amendment Essay Contest. The award is named in memory of James H. Ogden, Jr., late husband of Clayton State business professor Dr. Judith Ogden, and a lifelong supporter of First Amendment rights.
The agenda for the conference is as follows:
10 -10:45 - presentations by the first and second place winners of the Ogden essay contest
10:45-11:20 - student engagement presentations
11:30- noon - keynote speakers
noon -1 – lunch/tour of National Archives at Atlanta
1-2 - student presentations/political blogging panel/alternative spring break presentation
For further contact information, contact Dr. Joe Corrado at email@example.com or the National Archives at Atlanta at http://www.archives.gov/southeast/, or (770) 968-2100. The Fourth Annual Student Research Conference is sponsored by Clayton State University, the National Archives at Atlanta, and The New York Times.
The National Archives at Atlanta is dedicated to preserving the documentary legacy of our past and houses an extraordinary collection of documents created to educate and continue the value of civic actions based on the history of past civic actions.