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Interested learning how to discuss civic issues? Local conversation will show you

You do not need to be a League or a Friends member to register
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In 2019, local teacher Rebecca DiMaio along with teachers from all across the country were pushed, inspired and encouraged to try a powerful approach to teaching US History and Civics at a 3-day workshop in Cambridge.

A goal of the Case Method Project is to increase citizen participation in our democracy. On Monday, 2 Aug, 2021, DiMaio will be demonstrating how a diverse group of participants can share, discuss, debate and negotiate with each other the issues of their lives.

The discussion will address “Women’s Rights in America” as covered in Harvard Professor David Moss’s book, Democracy: A Case Study and will take place at Broomfield High School starting at 6:45 pm.

The debate about Women’s Rights has raged from the American Revolution through the 20th century, including the Suffrage Movement and the rise of feminism. The issue came to a head in the 1970s and early 1980s when activists including Betty Friedan pushed for a proposed “Equal Rights Amendment” to the U.S. Constitution, while prominent conservatives like Phyllis Schlafly opposed the ERA.
To register for the discussion, sign up on the website of the local chapter of the League of Women Voters who are co-sponsoring this event along with the Friends of Broomfield History.
You do not need to be a League or a Friends member to register and you will receive a confirmation email soon after you register. You will receive access to the case reading in your email confirmation so you can prepare for the August 2nd discussion. 

History buffs might also be interested in another free event in Broomfield, the play John Quincy Adams, written by Aaron Posner, presented by Butterfly Effect Theater of Colorado (BETC) outdoors at the Broomfield Depot Museum July 31, 4 pm.
Listen to imagined conversation between the title character and others including George Washington, Frederick Douglass, and Abigail Adams, all from the comfort of your own lawn chair or blanket, perhaps while enjoying a picnic supper.