Rebuilding American Civics 

The D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership is partnering with IM Education to offer programming to address the need for more civics education and a greater focus on civic virtue in America.

Rebuilding American Civics is a series of community classes that are free and open to the public. Classes are led by Sam Scinta, founder and president of IM Education, associate lecturer in political science at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, and an adjunct instructor in the Servant Leadership program at Viterbo University. 

The series is free of charge, but class size is limited, so register early. All classes will be held over Zoom. To register or to get more information contact Kelli Jerve at kelli@inspiredmindsedu.org or Jill Miller at jmmiller@viterbo.edu.  

 

Spring 2022 Sessions

  • Wednesday, February 9, 6:30-8:00pm
    • Truth and Politics: Can truth and politics coexist, or do we need to learn to live with untruths in our political world? How does social media impact this issue? In this timely session, we will explore Hannah Arendt’s important 1967 article on the topic, which is still as timely and relevant as when it was originally written.
  • Wednesday, February 16, 6:30-8:00pm
    • Open Civics Conversation: Is there something about American politics or current events that is of interest to you? Come with a topic to discuss, or just join the moderated conversation, for a look at current events and hot topics.
  • Wednesday, February 23, 6:30-8:00pm
    • Wisconsin Government and Politics: What are the basics about how our state executive and legislative branches operate? And what are the key political issues currently being discussed in the state? We will be joined by the “Dean of Wisconsin Politics,” Professor Joe Heim, who will provide us with a brief overview of the state political fundamentals, as well as a discussion of topics including redistricting, the final five voting reform effort and the upcoming statewide races this fall.
  • Wednesday, March 2, 6:30-8:00pm
    • ​​​​​​​Open Civics Conversation: Is there something about American politics or current events that is of interest to you? Come with a topic to discuss, or just join the moderated conversation, for a look at current events and hot topics.