Join us for a remarkable program with a remarkable panel at this most critical time for protecting our democracy. Social media platforms have the power to galvanize voters and mobilize communities. But they have also been used against us through the spread of misinformation. Join panelists with experience across trans-national movements to discuss the parallels between media literacy and democratic participation, how can we appropriately evaluate disinformation and protect our voice.
“The Wells Fargo Center for Community Engagement at Queens University has a vested interest in civic education and responsibility of our campus community an our neighbors. It is imperative that we all take the time to be democratically engaged and understand the value of our vote. Fragile Democracy is a wonderful program that allows you to connect in a nonpartisan climate to discuss and learn about current issues facing our country and what is being done to address them.” – Jenn Marts, Director of the Wells Fargo Center for Community Engagement at Queens University.
- Dr. Willie Keaton, Restorative Justice CLT
- Rachel Lears, Director, Knock Down the House
- Petra Costa, Director, The Edge of Democracy
- Leymah Gbowee, Peace Activist & 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate
- Mikelina Belaineh, Director of Criminal Justice Law and Policy
This program is co-hosted by Myers Baptist Baptist Church, the Wells Fargo Center for Community Engagement at Queens University of Charlotte, the Stan Greenspon Center for Peace Social Justice at Queens University & League of Women Voters of Charlotte-Mecklenburg, and in Partnership with Restorative Justice CLT.
This event is intended to be a non-partisan event on the importance of voting. We encourage everyone, regardless of political affiliation, to register to vote and vote in the elections this Fall to help preserve the integrity of our democracy.