Distinguished scholars and student leaders are the featured panelists for a discussion on the state of American government when Live! from the Library presents “Divided We Stand: Testing the Resilience of Our Democracy.” REGISTER NOW!>
Saint Mary’s College of California (SMC) professors Meg Honey, Steve Woolpert, and Monica Fitzgerald will talk about the endurance of the U.S. Constitution, historical crises, present-day challenges, and the state the Union. Student leaders Matthew Fitzgerald and Kavya Maddali, who represent both sides of the political aisle, will discuss the current state of civics and history education in today’s classrooms and share what inspired their political activism.
Meg Honey teaches Advanced Placement U.S. History at Northgate High School and serves as a lecturer in the Kalmanovitz School of Education at SMC where she teaches in the Master of Arts in Teaching Leadership program. Meg works with local civil rights groups and is a regular moderator of the Newsmakers: Lesher Speaker Series.
Steve Woolpert, PhD, teaches politics at SMC and specializes in the U.S. Constitution, the Supreme Court, civil rights, and California politics.
Monica Fitzgerald, PhD, is an associate professor in SMC’s Justice, Community and Leadership department, and has been appointed to the California Children and Families Commission also known as First 5 California by the state Senate Rules Committee.
Matthew Fitzgerald is president of the Young Democrats at Saint Mary’s College of California.
Kavya Maddali is president of the College Republicans at Saint Mary’s College of California.
Live! from the Library, produced by the Walnut Creek Library Foundation, features free public lectures, literary events, and cultural programs at the Walnut Creek and Ygnacio Valley libraries. Program sponsors are the East Bay Times, Friends of the Walnut Creek Library, and Minuteman Press Lafayette. For more information about this and other Walnut Creek Library Foundation programs, please visit www.wclibrary.org, or call 925.935.5395.