Distributed March 15, 2000
For Immediate Release
News Service Contact: Kristen Cole
Reed, Feingold to speak on citizen participation in politics
Ralph Reed, a presidential campaign advisor to Gov. George Bush, and Sen. Russell Feingold (D-Wis.) are among speakers during a three-day program entitled “Participatory Citizenship: First Steps into Politics.” Reed will speak Thursday, March 16, and Feingold will speak Friday, March 17, both at 7 p.m. in Sayles Hall. All events of the three-day program, sponsored by the Robert Values Initiative, are free and open to the public.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Addresses by political strategist Ralph Reed and Sen. Russell Feingold (D-Wis.) will highlight a three-day program of speeches, panels and roundtable discussions called “Participatory Citizenship: First Steps into Politics,” sponsored by the Stephen Robert Initiative for the Study of Values at Brown.
Reed’s address, “Values and Politics,” will deal with the assumption that America is a great nation because of its economy. He will suggest that it can become an even greater nation through encouragement of values and morals. Reed will speak Thursday, March 16, at 7 p.m. in Sayles Hall, located on The College Green.
On Friday, March 17, at 7 p.m. in Sayles Hall, Feingold will speak about “A New Currency for the Body Politic: Students Changing the Face of Political Involvement.” Feingold will address various ways he has seen young people influence politicians about issues.
Other topics to be covered during the three-day program include student voter registration, student activism, party values, and the responsibilities of particpatory citizenship. All events are free and open to the public.
Thursday, March 16
Friday, March 17
Saturday, March 18
The Stephen Robert Initiative for the Study of Values was created by a gift from Chancellor Stephen Robert ’62 and funding from the Hewlett Foundation. This program is also sponsored by The Presidential Seminar and Campus Compact