Talking Democracy: Learn Facts About Our City, State, US Government Works @ Seward Park Library

We invite your members to join us for a series of talks to learn how the federal, state, and city government are structured and how you can make an impact. Classes will be taught by political scientists and/or elected officials, and people who have served in office.  Drop in on any talk in the series or come to them allNo RSVP is necessary.

Let’s Talk Democracy is a grass roots, non-partisan organization dedicated to educating people about our government, encouraging dialogue about the basic foundations of our democracy, and empowering citizens of NYC and beyond to make their voices heard.  They provide classes, seminars, and discussion forums in the belief that informed knowledgeable residents emerge energized to actively participate in the democratic process. 

Schedule of classes (see below):

  • Wednesday, March 14, 6:30- 8pm
    Federal Government: Separation of Powers among the Executive, Congressional and Judicial Branches
  • Wednesday, March 21, 6:30- 8pm
    State Government: Role of Governor, State Senate and State Assembly 
  • Wednesday, March 28, 6:30- 8pm
    The Electoral System and Roles of Citizens/Local Residents –Advocacy and Lobbying
  • Wednesday, April 4, 6-7:30pm
    City Government Part 1: Structure and Elected Officials, City Council
  • Wednesday, April 11, 6:30- 8pm
    City Government Part 2 – Community Boards, Advocacy and Lobbying
  • Wednesday, April 18, 6:30- 8pm
    Book Talk @ 53rd Street Library
  • Wednesday, April 25, 6:30- 8pm
    GOLES – Housing and Land Use
  • Wednesday, May 2, 6:30- 8pm
    Advocacy Fair


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