White House Young America Series: Live From Syracuse University
On Wednesday, April 18, Syracuse University will host one of 17 White House youth “town hall” style meetings being held on college campuses across the nation this spring. Their purpose is for White House officials and young Americans to come together for dialogues on topics important to their generation. And participants are engaging with each other to share ideas and tools for enacting change.
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Syracuse University was selected as a site for one of these events as a consequence of Chancellor and President Nancy Cantor's and School of Education Assistant Professor Timothy Eatman’s leadership at the January 10th launch of the American Commonwealth Partnership at the White House. The template for the present series of events has been designed by the White House to harness student initiative and creativity in the regions where the events are being held.
The event, titled “White House Young America Series: Live from Syracuse University,” will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium of Newhouse 3 and is free and open to the public. The event will be webstreamed live at www.syr.edu/whitehouse. And you can follow—and contribute to—the discussion on Twitter by using the hashtag #WHatSU.
The program, which has been created with deep involvement by SU and Cornell student leaders, is built around three overarching themes of SU’s engagement, which will be used as leaping off points for discussion: Inclusive Urban Education, Environmental Sustainability, and the Arts and Humanities as Catalysts. The format is anchored by student-facilitated small panels including; SU Student Association president Dylan Lustig, Cornell Student Assembly President Natalie Raps, and SU Imagining America PAGE Fellow Wendy Nastasi. The program will also include an audience Q&A, a spoken word performance, and a concluding panel on how students can act on their desire to make a difference, moderated by CNY resident and current McGill University student Nida Nizam.
The White House has confirmed that its designee to attend the event will be Victoria McCullough, an assistant to Office of Public Engagement Director Jon Carson.
Find out more at www.syr.edu/whitehouse.