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This fall Black Votes Matter, my UNO “Black Politics” class and a Benson High School class of 25 embarked on a civic education project, which revealed something wonderful. Those reading this column and have read my book Economic Cataracts (Love, 2015) are aware that one of my major concerns is that our youth are not receiving an adequate amount of civic education. As such I have led efforts to improve the situation. We led in 2015 the effort for 700 of our youth to see the movie SELMA. We are partnering with the League of votes to insert civic lessons into 4 of our high schools, we have created civic lessons into the program for the annual youth programs, Step Up and Summer Works, and I give civic talks to numerous youth programs such as the Hope Center, Boys and Girls Club, Sudanese youth and many more. We are advocates for civil education.


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