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Educating Global Citizens for the 21st Century

Date: 6:00pm - 9:00pm PDT October 24, 2012 Location: The Trillium Charter School, 5240 N. Interstate Ave., Portland, OR

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The Trillium Charter School, 5240 N. Interstate Ave., Portland, OR

You are cordially invited to participate in a City Club of Portland Agora Forum on “Educating Global Citizens for the 21st Century.”  

We will show short film clips of citizenship education in action, hear panelists’ remarks, dialogue with the panelists and audience, and engage in small group discussions.  Participants are invited to read the City Club Research Report (Executive Summary) on “Educating Citizens in Our High Schools,” prior to the event. You may also go to The City Club of Portland’s website to find more details about our forum and Agora.

Come Join Us As We…

  • Engage citizens of all generations, backgrounds and affiliations in dialogue on how well we are preparing youth and young adults for local-to-global citizenship and fulfilling lives in the 21st century;
  • Explore the possibilities and challenges we face in developing engaged citizens and leaders who will build on the diversity, vitality, sustainability, and equity needs of all of our communities and regions;
  • Share ideas for moving our dialogue into action, engaging those who educate, parent, care for, or mentor youth and young adults from early child through college and university years. 

Panelists Include:

Representative Lew Frederick, Oregon State Representative, District 43

Stephanie Stokamer, Director, Center for Civic Engagement; Assistant Professor, Pacific University

Goldann Salazar, Graduate of Madison H.S., December 2012 Graduate of Lewis & Clark College, Summer VISTA member

Derrick Olsen, Vice President, Regional Strategy & Coordination, Greater Portland Inc.

Todd Jones, Teacher of history, government, economics international relations, West Linn Hight School

Amanda Canarios,  2012 graduate of Cleveland High School; Intern for Global Citizen Corps

Our moderator will be Michael Mills,  Project Manager, Oregon Solutions, Hatfield School of Government, Portland State University; World Affairs Council’s International Visitors’ Committee


Admission is free, but participants need to register  by calling City Club of Portland’s Reservations line at 503-228-7231 ext 110  or email Rachel Loskill. Snacks will be provided and we will have sandwiches for sale. Bring your own beverages in a sealed container.

We are pleased to have as co-sponsors the World Affairs Council of OregonThe Chalkboard ProjectGlobal Citizen Corps/Mercy CorpsLewis & Clark Graduate School of Education & Counseling, and the Institute for Democratic Education in America (IDEA).