01. March 2023 · Comments Off on Fix Democracy First – Happy Hour March 1, 2023 · Categories: Announcements, Recent Events

TODAY: Democracy Happy Hour @ 5 pm PT –

Conspiracy Theories & Their Impact on Democracy w/ Civic Listening Corps

Democracy Happy Hour March 1 @ 5 pm PT!

Grab a drink and come hear about the latest democracy news, ongoing efforts to fix democracy, and actions you can take at our weekly Democracy Happy Hour, Wednesdays @ 5 pm PT.

Today's topic for March 1, 2023:
Addressing Conspiracy Theories That Impact Democracy w/ John Schmidt & Myra Miranda of Civic Listening Corps

Civic Listening Corps (CLC): The CLC is a volunteer network of individuals trained to monitor for and critically evaluate misinformation on diverse topics central to our civic life, including our democracy, public health, and the environment. The Civic Listening Corps is a civic engagement program created by the Algorithmic Transparency Institute (ATI).

John Schmidt: John is the Engagement Coordinator for the Civic Listening Corps. He facilitates all of our volunteer events including guided listening shifts, training, and other opportunities for volunteers to combat misinformation. 

Myra Miranda: Myra is the Partnerships Manager at ATI.  She is responsible for identifying, cultivating, and managing external relationships with partners that seek to engage in misinformation efforts that impact their work. As part of the Civic Listening Corps, Myra is responsible for recruiting and onboarding civil society organizations to incorporate their staff and volunteers into the program.

Upcoming Topics:

  • Mar 8th – Civics Learning Week: How Civics Can Save Democracy
  • Mar 15th – Democracy by Lottery: Letting Everyday People Decide with Nick Coccoma 

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