Lone Star College Center for Civic Engagement in cooperation with Tarrant County Community College–Southeast and The University of Houston–Downtown invites you to their conference, Economic Inequality and Civic Engagement, to be held November 6–7, 2015 at Lone Star College–University Park.
The mission of the two day conference is to examine the ways institutions of higher education are dealing with rising levels of economic inequality in the United States. Is inequality a problem? If so, what should be done about it? How are themes of inequality being dealt with in the classroom? What teaching pedagogies and co-curricular activities are being used to get students to think critically about economic inequality in the United States and the world?
The Hunger Banquet A Tool for Action and Awareness.
Kaleena Steakle, Mayra Monsivias, Adriana Joseph LSC-Kingwood Students
Income Inequality in America: How the Current Higher Education Model is Not Working
Hunter Jones, Current, LSC-Kingwood Student
Teaching Inequality through Research Methods and Survey Design
Dr. Adam Hoffman - Salisbury University
Service Learning 101
Clark Friesen, Karyn Friesen LSC-Tomball, LSC-Montgomery
Concurrent Sessions 2
Bridges Out of Poverty
Lenny Vega - Allegheny College of Maryland
Social Class and Its Impact on Education
Jeannette Jones - Texas Lutheran University
Oppression and the Art of Resistance: A Thematic Approach to Teaching Political Agency
Dr. Stephanie Kelly, Daniel Tatarzyn - LSC-Kingwood
Concurrent Sessions 3
Public Achievement: Building Worlds, Transforming Lives
Seth Howard - LSC-Kingwood
An Education in Democracy: Implementation of the Affordable Care Act in the 29th Congressional District
Patrizio Amezcua, Cody Pogue - San Jacinto College-North
Teaching the Civic Engagement Consociate
Dana Morales, Michele Richey, Fiona Ross - LSC-Montgomery
Dinner & Keynote
The Cash Ceiling: Why Only the Rich Run for Office--and What You Can Do About It
Saturday, November 7, 2015
8:00 - 12:00
Registration - West Dining
Continental Breakfast & Keynote
Greece and Europe: Witness to a Mugging
James Galbraith - University of Texas at Austin
Concurrent Sessions 4
Running and Winning: Workshop on Student Electoral Involvement
$1 a Day?
Scott L. Walker - Northwest Vista College
It Can’t Happen Here! Or Can It? A Manageable, Collaborative Model for Civic Engagement
Daniel Tatarzyn, Lisa Darling, Carly Jones - LSC-Kingwood
Concurrent Sessions 5
Alternative Spring Break
Steve Davis, Dr. David Putz - LSC-Kingwood
Relevance + Critical Thinking + Active Learning = Well-Informed and Prepared Citizens
Stephanie Cockrell Doyen - LSC-Kingwood and The Dana Center at The University of Texas at Austin
Citizen Work in the Civic Engagement Capstone
Dr. Jennifer K. Greene - St. Edward’s University
Concurrent Sessions 6
Special Presentation: Civic Playhouse
Driven Theater Company
Lunch & Keynote West Dining
Inequality: Recent Trends and Future Prospects
Dr. Dean Baker - Center for Economic and Policy Research
Dr. Benjamin Page is a Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University. His interests include public opinion and policy making. He is currently engaged in a large collaborative project to study Economically Successful Americans and the Common Good. In 2009 he published “Class War? What Americans Really Think about Economic Inequality” with Lawrence R. Jacobs.
Dr. Nicholas Carnes is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University and the Co-Director of the Research Triangle chapter of the Scholars Strategy Network. His book “White-Collar Government: The Hidden Role of Class in Economic Policy Making” examines how the shortage of people from the working class in American legislatures skews the policymaking process towards outcomes that are more in line with the upper class’s economic interests.
Dr James Galbraith holds the Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair in Government/Business Relations and a professorship of Government at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin. He holds degrees from Harvard and Yale (Ph.D. in economics, 1981). Dr. Galbraith served in several positions on the staff of the U.S. Congress, including executive director of the Joint Economic Committee. He directs the University of Texas Inequality Project, an informal research group based at the LBJ School.
Dr. Dean Baker is co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, DC. He writes a weekly column for the Guardian Unlimited (UK), the Huffington Post, TruthOut, and his blog, Beat the Press, features commentary on economic reporting. His analyses have appeared in many major publications, including the Atlantic Monthly, the Washington Post, the London Financial Times, and the New York Daily News. He received his Ph.D in economics from the University of Michigan.
Patrick Morales is an at-large representative on the Tempe Elementary School District Governing Board in Arizona. Patrick will be conducting a workshop for students on working and running in elections.