Civic Engagement Day Encourages Students to be Active Participants in Political Landscape

November 3, 2021 12:00PM
Students exit the Lehigh University Art Galleries after attending a discussion during Civic Engagement Day.

For the first time, Lehigh students had off from classes on Election Day to encourage participation in events focused on civic-minded discussion.

What do you think about how the federal government handled the coronavirus pandemic? What values do you share with your community? Do you feel the looting and rioting associated with the Black Lives Matter protests were justified?

They weren’t the typical introductory questions one might expect at a speed dating-style event, but they got Lehigh students talking on Tuesday during “Civic Engagement Day,” a day of discussions and presentations meant to help students learn from each other about different political views and beliefs.

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