· 1st Amendment free speech extends to social media and impacts your future.

· 4th Amendment protects against unreasonable searches and seizures including your traffic encounters

· Can you maintain privacy of personal information in today’s technological age?

Join Western Illinois University faculty and area high school students in this interactive hands-on civics forum demonstrating the relevancy of Constitutional principles in today’s world.

April 8th—Western Illinois in Macomb
Morgan Hall—room 109
9:30 to 3:00 (lunch will be provided)

By participating in our forum, students will be walked through the stages of informed action (question, investigate, evaluate, action) that are part of the new Civics mandate and Illinois Learning Standards and to think about themselves as participants in our democracy and given some tools to make their voices heard. Additionally, they will have the chance to engage with their peers from other high schools. Lunch will be provided to all attendees.

 Questions? Contact 
Jill Myers at, 
Barry Witten at
Barb Laimins at

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