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Become a Citizen Activist and Change Your World

Nick Licata: Become a Citizen Activist and Change Your World

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2018
Nick Licata: Become a Citizen Activist and Change Your World
6pm, McGuire Hall
Sponsored by Messina, CCSJ, and Community-Engaged Learning and Scholarship
A Messina Good Life and The Visionary Event

About the Event: 

Nick Licata is the founder of Local Progress (www.localprogress.org), a national municipal policy network and has been named by the Nation as Progressive Municipal Official of the Year. As a longtime Seattle City Councilmember, he sponsored legislation to establish a $15 minimum wage for all city employees and a city-wide inspection program for all rental units, and initiated the city’s Civic Poet program. He will show students and community members how to get organized and master the tactics to create change by leveraging effective communication strategies and congregating local and national people power.

Resources for Attendees: 

Nick Licata’s Website
Powerpoint
Becoming a Citizen Activist: Stories, Strategies and Advice for Changing Our World (Sasquatch Books, 2016)
Nick Licata’s Endorsements

About the Speaker: 

Nick Licata is the founder of Local Progress (www.localprogress.org), a national municipal policy network and has been named by the Nation as Progressive Municipal Official of the Year. As a longtime Seattle City Councilmember, he sponsored legislation to establish a $15 minimum wage for all city employees and a city-wide inspection program for all rental units, and initiated the city’s Civic Poet program. One of Seattle’s most effective and inspiring leaders of progressive political and social change, Nick Licata knows how to balance an idealistic vision of a better world with the clear-eyed pragmatism necessary to build it from the ground up. In Become a Citizen Activist and Change Your World, he will present ideas, stories, and strategies that will show students and community members how to get organized and master the tactics to create change.

During his visit, Mr. Licata will be available to visit classes and meet with student and community groups to strategize about issues they care about. Some examples include voter registration, policing, sustainability, public safety, and housing reform; he is open to anything (including course-specific topics). These meetings will take place between noon on Tuesday, February 6, and noon on Thursday, Feb. 8 and can be scheduled with Jean Lee Cole (jlcole@loyola.edu), Faculty Director of Community-Engaged Learning and Scholarship. Community-Engaged Learning and Scholarship and CCSJ are also organizing book groups made up of student leaders and off-campus community partners to read Mr. Licata’s book, Becoming a Citizen Activist, and develop action plans during the spring 2018 semester that will carried into Fall 2018. Those interested in joining a book group should be willing to commit to meeting 2-3 times in March and April, with at least one follow-up meeting in September 2018. Contact Prof. Cole if you would like to be part of a book group.

 


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