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Convos with Conscience

Conversations with a Conscience: Civic Engagement

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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World Affairs Council of Greater Houston
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About The Event

Join the World Affairs Council of Greater Houston for a social evening focused on Civic Engagement with Alan Steinberg from West Houston Association.

What is Civic Engagement? Civic engagement involves “working to make a difference in the civic life of one’s community and developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values and motivation to make that difference. It means promoting the quality of life in a community, through both political and non-political processes.” Civic engagement includes both paid and unpaid forms of political activism, environmentalism, and community and national service, volunteering, national service, and service-learning are all forms of civic engagement.

The event will host a guest expert who will be facilitating a discussion around civic engagement and ways we can take action. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions to learn about ways to get involved in their own community as leaders.

Please email our Education Department ([email protected]) for any questions about our education programs.

About The Speaker

Alan Steinberg Ph.D, is the Chief Executive Officer for West Houston Association. Prior to his work at West Houston Association, he served as an Associate Director of Houston Programs and Partnerships within the Center for Civic Leadership at Rice University. In this capacity he has successfully led over 30 Houston Action Research Teams, which are interdisciplinary teams of students conducting research with community partners on issues facing the City of Houston and it’s residents.

Prior to his time at Rice, Alan served as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Political Science and as a member of the Center for the Study of Disasters and Emergency Management at Sam Houston State University. He has an array of experiences from overseeing operations of the Center for Advanced Defense Studies in Washington DC to organizing events with Comicpalooza to teaching college courses on a variety of topics including political science, public policy, statistics, leadership and writing. Alan is actively involved with multiple committees of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, volunteers with the American Red Cross Texas Gulf Coast Region, serves on the advisory committee for Plant It Forward Farms, the NEXTGen Leadership Committee for the Holocaust Museum Houston and is an associate with Duncan College at Rice University.