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Students age 12 and Over Invited to Attend Free Student Democracy Day on July 27

LEWISTON – Lewis-Clark State College political science professors Kylee Britzman and Leif Hoffmann are putting on a free “Consent of the Governed: Student Democracy Day” event for students age 12 and older on July 27.

The civics event runs 8:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and includes activities, tours, and discussions led by Lewiston Mayor Dan Johnson and Lewiston Tribune editor and publisher Nathan Alford.

Britzman and Hoffmann are putting on the event to provide students an opportunity to learn more about how government and society operate at the local level. The event also allows students to get a daily look at the democratic process, learn about studying these topics in college, and gain knowledge about the history of the Lewis-Clark Valley.

Students interested are asked to register by 5 p.m. on July 25 by emailing either Britzman (kjbritzman@lcsc.edu) or Hoffmann (lshoffmann@lcsc.edu). Participating students also are asked to bring a sack lunch.

The event kicks off at 8:45 a.m. in front of the main entrance to the Student Union Building/Center for Student Leadership on the LC State campus. After an overview, students will take part in activities on campus at 9-10 a.m. before walking to Lewiston City Hall in downtown Lewiston.  At 10:30 a.m., the group will meet with Mayor Johnson and tour City Hall. The group will then break an hour for lunch at 11:30 a.m.

The afternoon begins at 12:30 by meeting with Alford and touring the Lewiston Tribune. At 1:30, the group will walk to the nearby Nez Perce County Museum and Idaho Territorial Capitol for tours. The museum is giving the group an educational discount and the LC State Social Sciences Division is covering the remaining entrance charge to keep the event free for students.  After the tours, the group will walk back to the LC State campus where it will have a small discussion to wrap up the event.

For more information on the event, contact either Britzman or Hoffmann at the email addresses listed above.