Community conversation about Alabama's 'civic health' scheduled for April 14

Published: April 06, 2015
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AUBURN UNIVERSITY – A community conversation to learn more about how Alabama residents engage in important civic activities such as voting, volunteering and interacting with neighbors will take place Tuesday, April 14, at 6 p.m. in the Coleman Fellowship Hall of Auburn First Baptist Church. The event is free and refreshments will be provided.

The Alabama Civic Health Index, or ACHI, released by David Mathews Center for Civic Life, University of Alabama's New College, Auburn University's College of Liberal Arts and the National Conference on Citizenship, shows how Alabama residents are involved in the types of civic activities linked to the economic and personal health of individuals and communities.

Following an overview of the ACHI, a panel of respondents from the League of Women Voters of East Alabama and the Department of Political Science at Auburn University will offer their reactions. Panelists include Kristen De La Fuente, president of the League of Women Voters of East Alabama; Paul Harris, Associate Director of the Auburn University Honors College; Bridgett King, Assistant Professor of Political Science; and Auburn student Aly Bolin, a senior majoring in political science and minoring in community and civic engagement.

To read the report and join the conversation, visit www.mathewscenter.org. Join the conversation with @DMCforCivicLife on Twitter using the hashtag #ALcivicstrong.

The event is co-sponsored by the David Mathews Center for Civic Life and the Community and Civic Engagement Initiative and Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University.

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