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National Agenda '21: Reflecting America
https://www.cpc.udel.edu/national-agenda/2021 #UDelAgenda

How is this historic era of divides, social movements, and economic upheavals—fueled by the pandemic and politics—redefining America? The National Agenda 2021 “Reflecting America" series celebrates America’s diversity with perspectives from politicians, journalists, authors, artists, and activists. Events on September 8, October 6, and November 17 also take place in person at Mitchell Hall Theater.

September 8, 7:30 pm―Four Years Later (Hybrid)
September 22, 7:30 pm―Divisive Issues Through Civil Dialogue (online only)
October 6, 7:30 pm―Respecting Differences (Hybrid)
October 20, 7:30 pm―A Generation's Voice (online only)
November 3, 7:30 pm―A First in the First State (online only)
November 17, 7:30 pm―The Power of Art (Hybrid)

See below for Session summaries and guest bios.

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Lindsay Hoffman
Director, National Agenda Series @UD - Center for Political Communication
Dr. Lindsay Hoffman joined the faculty of the Department of Communication at the University of Delaware in September 2007 after receiving her Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. Her research examines how citizens use internet technology to become engaged with politics and their communities. She also studies individual and contextual effects of media on individuals' perceptions of public opinion; the effects of viewing political satire on knowledge and participation; social capital and communication; and factors leading to public-affairs news use. Dr. Hoffman holds a joint appointment in the Department of Political Science and International Relations. She teaches courses in political communication, politics and technology, media effects, and research methods.
September 8
National Agenda 2017 speakers David Joy and Asma Khalid reflect on America in 2021. Joy is an award-winning novelist and sixth-generation North Carolinian, and Khalid is NPR’s White House correspondent.
September 22
Despite shared immigration stories, friends Berny Jacques and Geston Pierre have reached different conclusions about politics and social issues. Jacques is a former Florida assistant state attorney and Pierre is a pastor and recording artist.
October 6
Eric Michael Garcia is a senior D.C. correspondent at the Independent and the author of “We're Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation.” Through his work on politics and disability rights, Garcia is changing the dialogue around autism.
October 20
Thrust into the world of activism by one of the largest school shootings in American history, Parkland survivor David Hogg co-founded the youth-led movement March For Our Lives and is now one of most compelling voices of his generation.
November 3
State Senator Sarah McBride represents the First State Senate District in northern Delaware. When she was elected in November 2020, she became the first openly transgender state senator in American history.
November 17
Nikkolas Smith is an "artivist," author, and Hollywood film illustrator. He illustrated “The 1619 Project: Born on the Water,” a new children’s book by Nikole Hannah-Jones and Renée Watson.