National Student Issues Convention

Have Your Students Participate in the 2021 Virtual National Student Issues Convention

Friday October 22, 2021 12-3 pm CT

Students from universities, community colleges, and high schools across the country have for more than a decade held an annual student issues conventions. The National Student Issues convention is designed to provide a deliberative space for students to develop a student agenda and to have candidates and public officials respond to student concerns. The 2020 event featured over 300 students from 11 campuses across the nation.

The convention has four stages:

  1. Students meet in small groups to discuss the most important items for a Student Issues Agenda.
  2. A plenary of all students vote on five items based upon small group reports.
  3.  Candidates and public officials respond to the issue agenda presented by students to them.
  4. After the convention students on each campus mobilize to register students to vote, turn out the vote, and meet with public officials to push for solutions to the problems highlighted in the agenda.

Detailed instructions will be sent to faculty at participating school once they register.

Register Here

Contact:

Dr. Anthony Perry, Henry Ford Community College adperry1@hfcc.edu

Dr. Dick Simpson, University of Illinois Chicago, simpson@uic.edu

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