Speak Up, Speak Out panel to discuss the current age of politics


The College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences is hosting the first Speak Up, Speak Out event of the semester from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21 in the Bovee University Center Auditorium.

The event titled, “Staying Engaged: How Central Michigan University Students Do Politics”, will have a panel consisting of Cherie Strachan political science and public administration faculty member; Anna Owens, Student Government Association president; Danielle Rossman, assistant director of student organizations; and Andrew Blom, philosophy and religion faculty member, and Speak Up, Speak Out organizing committee chair.

Lisa Nuszowski CMU alumna and executive director of MoGo Detroit, a public bike sharing system, will also be on the panel. She will answer questions and address the idea of voters staying active between election cycles.

Journalism faculty member Ed Simpson will be facilitating the forum. 

Simpson said a vast range of topics will be discussed in regards to President Donald Trump, politics as a whole and other current events occurring throughout the world.

Simpson highly encouraged students to attend the forum due to the current political climate.  

“The idea is to get students engaged and discussing political matters or topics with one another that may or may not affect them,” Simpson said.  

The event is free and open to the public.   


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