Get charged up and involved

(08-28-2012)

Paul Loeb, author of the award-winning civic engagement books Soul of a Citizen, The Impossible Will Take a Little While, and Generation at the Crossroads, will visit the Adams State University campus as part of this year’s Autumn@Adams week-long lineup of events.

Loeb has done extensive research and writing about citizen responsibility and empowerment, and lectures widely. Soul of a Citizen’s subtitle, “Living with Conviction in Challenging Times,” sums up the focus of the author’s message. Loeb’s talk will inspire involvement in one’s community, especially among students, who will be shown how to get past perceived barriers to act, and to see how actions matter.

Young and old will be challenged to apply their learning and skills in meaningful ways. Especially during this election year, all members of the campus and community are invited to attend what the college anticipates will be an informative as well as inspirational event.

“I stayed up half the night reading Soul of a Citizen, finding it a beautiful and morally transcendent work.”---Jonathan Kozol.

Loeb will present a faculty-staff workshop, open to all educators at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, and a general talk open to the public at 7 p.m. Both events will take place in the newly remodeled McDaniel Hall room 101, on the ASU campus. There is no admission charge and light refreshments will be served. Adams State parking lots do not require permits after 5 p.m.

The 2012 Autumn@Adams “The American Dream: Yours, Mine, and Ours/El Sueño Americano: Tuyo, Mio, y Nuestro,” Week, includes Thomas Linzey, co-host of Democracy Matters and award-winning public interest attorney; a lecture focused on deciphering campaign ads, a civil rights round table, an immigration panel, an American Dream video; and the ever-popular Autumn@Adams Cook-Off.

For a complete schedule of events, or for a cook-off form, visit Autumn@Adams, or call 719-587-7827 or 719-587-7341.