Millennials, Gen Z, and Civic Engagement
March 10, 2022
Leveraging digital literacy, protests and demonstrations, and public debate on social media channels, Millennials and Generation Z have a distinct way of engaging in our society. And some are beginning to bring their style of civic engagement to more traditional venues, such as elected office. How does their reimagining of civic engagement in America challenge tradition? And how will it reshape our democracy?
This live discussion included Theodore R. Johnson, director of the Fellows Program at the Brennan Center; Elan C. Hope, fellow at the Brennan Center and an associate professor of psychology and university scholar at North Carolina State University; Ruby Belle Booth, fellow at the Brennan Center; Chuck Yarborough, history teacher at the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science; Layla Zaidane, president and CEO of the Millennial Action Project; and Laura Baron-Lopez, White House correspondent at Politico who helped the audience discover the opportunities found when we engage across generations to make our country stronger.
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- Introduction: Theodore R. Johnson, Director, Fellows Program, Brennan Center
- Ruby Belle Booth, Fellow, Brennan Center
- Elan C. Hope, Fellow, Brennan Center
- Chuck Yarborough, History Teacher, Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science
- Layla Zaidane, President and CEO, Millennial Action Project
- Moderator: Laura Barrón-López, White House Correspondent at POLITICO and CNN Contributor