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Civics Refresher with Matthew Filner

  • 11 Mar 2021
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Zoom

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Our Civics Refresher is coming up on March 11th! This Zoom event is focused on empowering people of all ages and experiences to participate in government. Taking action can be intimidating or maybe you don't know exactly how to start. Matthew Filner, Professor of Political Science at Metropolitan State University,  will share effective and straight forward ways to make your voice heard in government and why it is vital to our democracy. This event is for anyone who wants to learn more about  engaging in the civic process, especially at the local level. Professor Filner is a dynamic and engaging speaker, you won't want to miss out on an opportunity to hear from him!

The event is free, but registration is required. Meeting link will be sent out prior to the event.

Matthew F. Filner is a Professor of Political Science, former Chair of the Social Science Department, and currently President of the Faculty Association at Metropolitan State University. Professor Filner holds a PhD in political science from Indiana University (2001) and teaches courses in constitutional law, American politics, global politics, and political philosophy.

Prior to joining Metro State in 2011, Filner worked in a variety of non-academic settings in Minnesota and nationally. He served as communications director for Secretary of State Mark Ritchie; managed State Senator Steve Kelley’s 2006 gubernatorial campaign; managed Steve Simon’s 2004 Minnesota House campaign; and served as an advisor to Steve Simon’s campaign for Minnesota Secretary of State.  In 2007, he was the founding director of the Minnesota chapter of Progressive Majority, a national candidate recruitment and training organization affiliated with Wellstone Action.  In the 1990s, he served as Deputy Campaign Manager for a successful congressional campaign in Ohio; he worked for the Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, D.C. in their Office of University Partnerships focused on higher education policy; and he worked for the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey Institute at the Center for Democracy and Citizenship.
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