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Community members interested in presenting about a topic on civic engagement are encouraged to submit a workshop proposal to Moraine Valley Community College for its ActOut 2.0 Conference for Civic Engagement. The conference is Friday, April 21, but proposals are due to the college by Thursday, Dec. 15.

The college’s Democracy Commitment and ActOut Now Education through Action Project are collaborating to unite the community with faculty, staff and students to listen, learn and share ideas about building an active and engaged community where all voices are heard on social issues. The theme of the conference is “Our Common Ground: A Space for Civil Discourse.”

The conference will include presentations, workshops, panels, and interactive sessions focused on issue/awareness building and civic practice/action. The topic areas for proposals are: civics and education, civil discourse and problem-solving, personal responsibility, and community change.

Proposals can be submitted using an online form on the college’s website at If you have questions about the conference or a proposal, contact Tamarra Coleman-Hill at or call (708) 608-4214.

Community members also are invited to attend the conference in April. Information about registration and special guest speakers will be available on the website in February.