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League of Women Voters of Clark County civics course aims to demystify government

By Calley Hair, Columbian staff writer
Published: September 5, 2020, 6:00am

The League of Women Voters of Clark County is hosting a five-week civics course meant to demystify the inner workings of the government.

Civic 102: “Hot Topics,” will start on Sept. 28 and conclude Oct. 26, with classes held 1:30 to 3:20 p.m. each Monday.

The curriculum will focus on systemic racism, media literacy and “fake news,” redistricting and striving for a common good. The course will also touch on basic government structure, taxation, transportation and the elections process. Instructors will include five LOWV members and a selection of local leaders, government officials and former lawmakers. The list includes Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey, former Clark County Councilor Jeannie Stewart and former County Commissioner Betty Sue Morris.

“I think a lot of adults listen or read the news and wish they did know more about how government operates,” Tracy Reilly Kelly, one of the instructors, said in a media release.

The class will be take place via online video conferencing due to COVID-19, through Clark College’s Economic & Community Development program. The total cost is $75.

To enroll, call 360-992-2939 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit the Clark College Economic & Development website and click on the class link for “Civics 102: Hot Topics.”

Columbian staff writer