Nebraska Youth Academy for Democracy

The Nebraska Youth Academy for Democracy provides a forum for Nebraska youth to engage in an open dialog about politics and issues. Students will learn about current issues, build advocacy skills, network with other youth, and voice their opinions and concerns with Nebraska State Senators. Sunday, October 26th, Kearney High School.  Groups and individuals are welcome from all high schools.

 Keynote

Is Nebraska Immune to Polarization?” presented by Dr. Elizabeth Theiss-Morse, Willa Cather professor of political science at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln

 Meet with State Senators

· Danielle Conrad
· Ken Haar
· Galen Hadley

 Breakout Sessions

· Immigration, moderated by Director of the Immigrants and Communities Program at Nebraska Appleseed Darcy Tromanhauser
· Child Welfare, moderated by Deputy Director, Division of Behavioral Health, NE Dept. of Health and Human Services Sheri Dawson, RN

· Marijuana Legalization, moderated by Assistant Director of the Drug Free Action Alliance Tony Coder
· Gender Equity , moderated by Kearney High School women’s studies teacher Amber Lewis