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Making Democracy Work: Tools for Finding the Facts

There are so many news and social media outlets filling our air waves with information every day that it’s hard to keep up. How can voters determine what is accurate information and what is false? For a democracy to thrive, it is important that voters have the TOOLS they need to be able to stay informed and make decisions based on facts. Join a Zoom webinar on Thursday, May 19, from 4:00 – 5:30 pm to learn about tools and strategies for voters to use to find reliable and accurate information based on facts.
 
Panelists for this webinar include:

  • Joel Breakstone, Stanford History Education Group
  • Tommy Gong, Contra Costa Deputy County Clerk
  • Erik Berman, Alameda County Library, Coordinator of Services to Young Adults. 

The program will be moderated by Susan Hildreth, a librarian, administrator, and educator who has managed and led numerous libraries and library agencies in addition to teaching at the University of Washington Information School. Between 2011 and 2015, she served as the director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the principal US federal funding agency for libraries and museums.

 

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Information on how to access the Zoom webinar will be sent to your email address 24 hours before the program. Audience questions will be collected and answered through the Zoom chat.

The program is sponsored by the League of Women Voters Diablo Valley, the League of Women Voters West Contra Costa County, Contra Costa TV and the Contra Costa County Library.  Contact programs@lwvdv.org for more information about our Community Conversations events.

The program will be recorded and posted on the following sites after the meeting:

LWVDV YouTube Link:  https://www.youtube.com/c/leagueofwomenvotersofdiablovalley

Contra Costa County YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/user/theccclib