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  • Fake News, Tweets and Facts in our Democracy; A Panel Discussion

      Fake News, Tweets and Facts in our Democracy;

    A Panel Discussion

    Sunday, March 26

    4:00

    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

     Panelists

    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.org

    Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 04:00 PM
    Hopkinton Public Library in Contoocook, NH
    0 RSVPs
  • 2017 April 1 Rally

    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.

    1pm Walk 
    2pm Rally 
    3pm Activist Training 

    Saturday, April 01, 2017 at 01:00 PM
    State House
    5 RSVPs
  • I Voted?

    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 PM
    Keene Public Library in Keene, NH
    0 RSVPs
  • "Citizen Power"

    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 PM
    Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, NH
    0 RSVPs