Civic Engagement: Did You Just Tune Out?
Call Number: DVD HM665 .S256 2004
Publication Date: 2004
Dr. Charles L. Cotrell, President of St. Mary's University, serves as moderator for this first session of the President's Peace Commission. Dr. Cotrell introduces Matt Jones, German Lopez, Irene Muniz, and Chris Villa, students at St. Mary's University and participants in the August 2004 "Pathways to Participation: Volunteering and Voting" conference held in Washington, D.C. The students address the following questions: (1) How has civic engagement developed in universities? (2) Why is it important at a college or university? They discuss general trends in civic engagement among youth in the United States and the importance of voting as a young adult. The session concludes with a question and answer period. (61 minutes)