BYU Event

Come Learn How to Make a Difference

WSC Garden Court

Former President of the United States George H. W. Bush once said, “If you have a plan, we want to hear it. Tell your community leaders, your local officials, your governor, and your team in Washington. Believe me, your ideas count. An individual can make a difference.” Nobody understands this better than BYU’s Office of Civic Engagement.

On March 21, in the Garden Court in WILK, they are hosting an event that will begin with a welcome at 9:15am and a presentation from 9:30-10:30 from former U.S. Senator Gordon Smith. Beginning at 1:30pm and lasting until 5:45, there will be three panel sessions: Find Common Ground with Those Who Differ Politically, How to Become Involved in an International NGO, andHow to Help Refugees. According to Civic Engagement, these topics should “help students understand ways they can be involved as well as how to work with others, particularly those with whom they disagree.”

Civic Engagement assistant to the director Kelsey Cogswell said this about the purpose of the workshop: it is “to help students learn more about how they can be change agents in their community. [We] hope that students will leave the event with a greater understanding of how they can be involved in constructive ways in creating a better community and society around them.”