We all know this country is a 🗑🔥 right now. But how did it get this way, and what hope do we have for it to change? Honestly, how does the government even work??
Demystifying Government is a series of talks to try to answer those questions — for all of us who may have forgotten a thing or two from civics class. The first three programs will cover our three branches, starting all the way at the top. We'll have short clever presentations and then a moderated conversation, followed by a Q&A with the audience.
🗣 Comedian, podcaster and political commentator Ben Kissel on former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, realignment of foreign policy regarding Russia, and the identity crisis it's caused within both parties.
🗣 Hunter College adjunct political science professor, PhD candidate, and former journalist Sari Krieger on executive orders and the powers of the president.
🗣 Administrative lawyer Adam Devine on regulations vs. statutes, and the surprising (and surprisingly complicated) amount of power that administrative agencies and departments have to implement laws.
🗣 Policy wonk, political research director, and writer Gregory Joseph on the role of the press in a ~normal~ White House vs. the one we have now.
🗣 Entrepreneur, data dork, and campaign super-volunteer Elizabeth Haynes on what "checks and balances" really means — in other words, how to use Congress and the Judiciary to get what you want when the Executive blows it.
The panel will be moderated by comedian, producer, and lawyer Seena Jon, who is excited to tell us all how awesome and important it is to watch C-SPAN.
There will also be 🍪cookies🍪! Glitter Sweets kitchen, founded by a social-justice pro, will be selling resistance-themed hearts and chocolate sandwich cookies, and each cookie sold will generate $1 toward a local nonprofit TBD (based on whatever issue Tr*mp is being the worst about that week).
💰 The event is FREE FREE FREE 💰
Come learn with us! 📜📚🗽