This week in History Club, we welcome the Smithsonian’s Made By Us project to announce a new national initiative, the “Civic Season.”
The “Holiday Season” falls between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. We’re proposing that between June 19th (Juneteenth) and July 4th, America celebrates a “Civic Season.”
We envision a “Civic Season” wherein Americans from all backgrounds and heritages commit to civic engagement and strengthening democracy.
What activities could be part of a “Civic Season”? Ideas could include:
Registering people to vote
Volunteering with a local nonprofit
Getting involved with your local veterans’ service organization
Visiting a local museum or historical society
Hosting a book club to discuss a book related to American history or civics
Contributing to a charity dedicated to freedom and democracy
+ Other ideas to be posted on TheCivicSeason.com.
Join us on Clubhouse tonight, Thursday at 10 ET. We’ll do a short Q&A with the Civic Season team, then open it up to a broader conversation. (Add to calendar.)
See you on Clubhouse, Thursday, June 3 at 10 PM ET.
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