Illinois State University’s American Democracy Project and School of Communication will host a Social Issues Fair from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, April 16, in the Brown Ballroom at the Bone Student Center. The event is free and open to the public.

The Social Issues Fair allows COM 110 students, registered student organizations and other community organizations to engage others about current political and social issues. Each participant will be required to prepare a short briefing on his or her social issue. Prior to engaging other students, each COM 110 student will research his or her topic, which provides an opportunity to hone researching skills.

Both Illinois State’s American Democracy Project and School of Communication are dedicated to educating students for responsible civic and political engagement. In 2006, Illinois State was selected along with 10 other campuses nationwide as a model political engagement institution by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). Additionally, Illinois State received the national Program of Excellence Award for Political Engagement in 2011.

For more information about the Social Issues Fair, email Chad Woolard.