Civic Learning in Tennessee: Latest News

Expanding civic learning, democratic engagement, and bridging cultures are ongoing work across Tennessee institutions of higher education, thanks to wonderful partnerships among our state colleges and the National Endowment for the Humanities, Tennessee Board of Regents, American Democracy Project, and The Democracy Commitment.

April 25, 2017 - Thai Students Perform at MTSU

Students from Mahasarakham University in Thailand will be performing at MTSU on April 25, 2017. 

Thai  Performance @ MTSU

March 30, 2017 - Roane State hosts Kasar Abdulla at Refugee Panel

Kasar @ Roane

CLA Fall 2016Fall 2016 - College of Liberal Arts Magazine: Breaking Bread Together 

The College of Liberal Arts Magazine Fall 2016 issue examines the American Democracy Project's Bridging Cultures Inititative and the important speakers attending Constitution Day 2016.

Breaking Bread Together by Mary Evins

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Evins, Mary. Breaking Bread Together. College of Liberal Art Magazine, Fall 2016. 30-31.

Titans of Democracy by Gina K. Logue


Logue, Gina K.. Titans of Democracy. College of Liberal Art Magazine, Fall 2016. 25-27.

Democracy in Action

Diane Nash

Titans of Democracy. College of Liberal Art Magazine, Fall 2016. 38.


November 2016 - Jackson State Hosts Women in Religion Panel

Featured Speakers

  • Kasar Adbullah (Kurdish American community leader; Tennessee Educational Equity Coalition;
  • co-founder, AMACTN; recipient of President Obama‚Äôs Champion of Change award)
  • Dr. Mani Hull (Executive Director, Tennessee Campus Compact)
  • Sister Mary Sarah (President of Aquinas College)


September 2016 - Dyersburg State Hosts 'Appreciating the Diversity of Race, Religion and Culture in our Community' Panel

"Over 100 students, faculty, staff and community members were in attendance. During this event, panelists shared how their faith and/or beliefs have similarities and made suggestions on how the community members could work together to encourage tolerance and understanding of each other." (source: State Gazette)

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August 2016 - Columbia State Hosts Zulfat Suara & Abdulladir Gure

Columbia State hosted Zulfat Suara (Nigerian American community leader; Chair, Zmerican Muslim Advisory Council Tennessee/AMACTN) & Adbulkadir Gure (Somali-American Community Leader & Entrepreneur) for a faculty enrichment workshop.

Columbia State

March 2016 - Cleveland State Gears up for Bridging Cultures Conference Summer 2016

Cleveland State engages "a variety of cultures in the community in order to better understand how the college might best serve their needs." Dr. Robert Brandon, CSCC dean of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Cleveland State

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