Thursday, August 18, 2016

CGCC to Host Political Forums for Students

The Office of Student Life and Leadership will host a series of political forums entitled “Project 3D” at Chandler-Gilbert Community College’s Pecos Campus to promote civic participation among students. “Project 3D” is a series of forums created by CGCC student Curran Vinson that gives students the opportunity to discuss and understand key political issues such as immigration, gun control and social justice. With the three “Ds” representing diligent, dynamic, and determination this project stops at nothing to give participants an enlightened experience.

“My hope is that Project 3D attendees will take these core values to heart, and be courageous enough to create a society built on the relentless pursuit of truth, justice, and equality,” said Vinson. “I hope they leave excited about the future they're going to create, so that they will tell, share, and plan with others. Most importantly, I'd like for them to leave with the hope and knowledge that democracy does work, but only as hard we do, no more, no less.”

Forums will be highly engaging and led by a panel of informed experts on the featured topic. The objective of this format is to facilitate the public’s understanding of complex issues through the power of discussion. Vinson will serve at the moderator and host for each event.

In addition to the forums, a voter registration event is being held on October 5 in an effort to make sure students are registered and ready to vote in the general election by the October 10 registration deadline. The voter registration portion of Project 3D is being conducted in connection with Rock the Vote, a non-partisan group that focuses on educating and registering young voters and getting as many as possible to turn out to the polls. This event will include live entertainment, food and guest speakers.

The Project 3D forums are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact or call 480-732-7150.

Project 3D Events:
  • 9/13/2016 -Project 3D Roll Out Event, 11am - 1pm, Student Pavilion
  • 9/27/2016 - “This Land Is Your Land, This Land Is My Land”: Politics of the Wall, 7pm - 8:30pm Agave Community Room
  • 10/5/2016 - Project 3D and Rock the Vote Event, 11:30am - 1pm, Student Pavilion
  • 10/18/2016 -Shots Heard Around the World: The Politics of Gun Control in America, 7pm - 8:30pm Agave Community Room
  • 11/1/2016 - Social Justice, Diversity, and the New American, 7pm - 8:30pm, Agave Community Room

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