A workshop designed to examine citizens’ rights will be held in Ravenna at Reed Memorial Library on Tuesday, May 29, from 6 to 8 p.m., and again on the following Tuesday, June 5, at 6 to 8 p.m.
“The workshop is completely nonpartisan and does not support any political view or party,” said Mary Greer, one of the forum leaders, formerly at teacher at Hudson High School. “The purpose is to examine the actual documents of our nation to see what our rights really are.”
George Sosebee, retired head of the Hudson High School Social Studies Department, is also teaching the workshop. “There’s a lot of misinformation about what citizens can and cannot do,” he stated. “Fracking is the issue that has brought these questions front and center. With this new drilling technique, no one knows exactly what our rights are—and are not. So in this workshop, we do look at controversial issues, but this workshop is definitely not about taking sides.”
The workshop welcomes anyone interested in learning and talking about rights citizens have now, in 2012, and how these rights began with the origins of American democracy. “We have some wonderful discussions about these important concepts,” Sosebee emphasized. “We all value respect, factual information, and participation, and those are the core values of the workshop.”
Materials are free, and donations to cover copying costs will be accepted. Registration is required. Call for more workshop information: 330-626-5223. This workshop is sponsored by ConcernedCitizensOhio and is nonpolitical.
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