Achieving the Promise: Democracy and the Informed Citizen

ATP logoLander University builds upon its legacy of civic engagement by providing a distinct set of opportunities and experiences for its campus community and the citizens within the seven counties of the Lakelands region. With a diverse student population of 3,000 located in Greenwood, Lander is poised to help its local community establish a vibrant civic life characterized by rich town-gown relations.

The Achieving the Promise (AtP) Series is sponsored by a grant from the SC Humanities and includes a partnership with the Index-Journal (a locally owned community newspaper). It contains eight programmatic elements in creatively engaging both academic and civic communities. AtP brings humanities scholars, journalists, public office seekers and holders, civic leaders, students, and citizens into an extended conversation on cultivating an informed citizenry.

The project’s goals are:

  • empower and enlighten students and community members on how to be informed citizens and model good political dialogue in a contentious political environment;
  • teach about civic engagement and life in a pluralist democracy;
  • analyze the role of the media in the 21st century; and
  • improve town-gown relations.

 

Upcoming Grant-Related Events

  • March or April.  A special edition of The Forum, Lander’s campus newspaper, is published.
    The Forum, Lander’s campus newspaper, will publish a special edition on civic engagement
  • March 28, 3:30-4:45. Abney Cultural Center Recital Hall CC 250 A Conversation about Political Parties with Dr. Jim Rex
    Former S.C. Superintendent of Education Jim Rex is one of two national vice-chairs for the Alliance Party, a new party whose supporters argue that American politics need more choices than the Democratic and Republican parties.  Dr. Rex is former Chair of the American Party of South Carolina, one of the founding members of this new Alliance Party.  This conversation will explore party politics in our state and nation.
    Moderator: Dr. Ashley Woodiwiss

 

Past Events

 

SC Humanities

The mission of South Carolina Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. This not-for-profit organization presents and/or supports literary initiatives, lectures, exhibits, festivals, publications, oral history projects, videos and humanities-based experiences that reach more than 250,000 citizens annually. South Carolina Humanities receives funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities as well as corporate, foundation and individual donors. It is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of community leaders from throughout the state.

 

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Greenwood City Council Meeting
Greenwood City Council Meeting
Greenwood City Council Meeting
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Greenwood City Council Meeting
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Greenwood City Council Meeting
Greenwood City Council Meeting
Greenwood City Council Meeting
Greenwood City Council Meeting
Greenwood City Council Meeting
Greenwood City Council Meeting
Greenwood City Council Meeting
Greenwood City Council Meeting
Journalism in SC Public Life
Journalism in SC Public Life
Journalism in SC Public Life
Journalism in SC Public Life
Journalism in SC Public Life
Journalism in SC Public Life
Campus Talk on NEW Leadership Conference
Campus Talk on NEW Leadership Conference
Campus Talk on NEW Leadership Conference
Campus Talk on NEW Leadership Conference
Campus Talk on NEW Leadership Conference
Campus Talk on NEW Leadership Conference
Campus Talk on NEW Leadership Conference
Campus Talk on NEW Leadership Conference
Campus Talk on NEW Leadership Conference
Kim Richburg speaking on Briggs v Elliott
Kim Richburg speaking on Briggs v Elliott
Public Lecture on Briggs v. Elliott (1952)
panel on civic engagement
panel on civic engagement
Panel on Civic Engagement
2018 Political Candidate Forum
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2018 Political Candidate Forum
students encouraging voter registration
students encouraging voter registration
Voter Registration
Rep. Neal Collins
Rep. Neal Collins
Rep. Neal Collins on Constitution Day