Democracy Commitment Events
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The Peace Studies Club will be showing the documentary A Place at the Table at the Bedford County Campus. The showing is free and open to the public, but attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable food to donate. We'll show the movie, have a discussion of ways to make a difference in the hunger problem & have tables set up for OxFam, Cooking Matters, info on local food pantries, etc.
>>About The Film<< 50 Million Americans —1 in 4 children— don’t know where their next meal is coming from. A Place at the Table tells the powerful stories of three such Americans, who maintain their dignity even as they struggle just to eat. In a riveting journey that will change forever how you think about the hungry, A Place at the Table shows how the issue could be solved forever, once the American public decides—as they have in the past—that ending hunger is in the best interests of us all.
WHAT: The Peace Studies Club will be showing the documentary A Place at the Table
WHEN: November 26, 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: ACM Bedford County Campus
WHO: Open to the public -free of charge! Please bring a canned good to donate to the local food bank.
DID YOU ATTEND - Take our survey.
The Democracy Commitment will sponsor its third Campus Conversations this semester - an opportunity to join with others to deliberate about difficult issues and consider common ground for action. The students of ACM's Culture Club selected the topic of the third forum.
WHAT: Campus Conversations-Topic: Racial and Ethnic Tensions: What Should We Do? Approach 3: Open All Doors to Everyone
WHEN and WHERE:
December 3, 2:00-3:15 p.m. in the Humanities, rooms 18 and 24
December 4, 4:00-5:15 p.m. in the Special Functions Room off of the cafeteria
WHO: All college personnel and students-CEUs awarded!
WHY: Because community colleges, by virtue of vision and mission, are the center of civic engagement and public deliberation. We are all stakeholders.
HOW: Interested participants should read a short reading published by the National Issues Forum to review prior to the conversation.
Come have a slice of pizza and join your college community members for public deliberation on an issue we can all relate to.