Fake News, Tweets and Facts in our Democracy;
A Panel Discussion
Sunday, March 26
Hopkinton Town Library
Made possible with support of the Hopkinton Town Library Foundation
And co-hosted by the League of Women Voters of the Greater Capitol Area
John Greabe Esq.- UNH School of Law professor with a specialty in constitutional law
John Gfroerer – producer of over 40 documentaries, many on political topics
Ralph Jimenez – editorial writer for the Concord Monitor
Dan Barrick – news director for NH Public Radio
Liz Tentarelli – Facilitator, President LWV of New Hampshire
- What is “news” in the broadest, highest sense?
- How does fake news impact the very concept of a democracy?
- How does the rapidity and “hackability” of social media change the way we view news?
- Are tweets news? Are they newsworthy? Who decided?
- What is the “wrong news” (e.g. flashy things versus substantive issues)?
- What is the job of the print and broadcast and print media in providing more complete information about critical issues?
- How do we protect the free press?
Free and open to the public
Hopkinton Town Library, 61 Houston Drive, Contoocook 746-3663
For directions go to website: hopkintontownlibrary.orgSunday, March 26, 2017 at 04:00 PMHopkinton Public Library in Contoocook, NH0 RSVPs
On Saturday April 1, 2017 following “crossover day” in the legislature, Open Democracy will lead the NH March for Voting Rights from Concord High School to the State House. The 1.2 mile march through downtown Concord will bring together hundreds of concerned citizens and numerous advocacy organizations dedicated to our democracy. After the walk, we will hold a Rally at the State House featuring students, veterans, and other leaders. After the Rally we will have activist training sessions.
3pm Activist TrainingSaturday, April 01, 2017 at 01:00 PMState House5 RSVPs
Please join the New Hampshire Community Rights Network and Monadnock Citizen Issues Project on April 13th at 6:30PM for a special screening of I Voted? at the Keene Public Library.
ABOUT THE FILM
Does your vote count? The answer is both surprising and disturbing. Learn how America's voting works in this non-partisan documentary. Executive produced by Katie Couric, I Voted? premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.This event is free, but seating is limited. Register by clicking HERE.Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 06:30 PMKeene Public Library in Keene, NH0 RSVPs
The duties and power of citizenship have seldom been more in the news. Renowned author Eric Liu will explore "Citizen Power" in a talk at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester on Friday, April 21 at 6 p.m.
Presented by Constitutionally Speaking in partnership with the New Hampshire Institute for Civics Education, Mr. Liu will present the William W. Treat Lecture. The event is free and open to all.
Space is limited and tickets are required. Please register today.Friday, April 21, 2017 at 06:00 PMCurrier Museum of Art in Manchester, NH0 RSVPs