Lindenwood University-Belleville will host an interdisciplinary discussion entitled “It’s Election Time” from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 8 in the Belleville campus’ Welcome Center, 2600 W. Main St. The focus of the event is to provide a platform for the students and community to debate various topics surrounding the upcoming election.
“In society we have a tendency to shy away from the topics of religion and politics,” said Professor Shauntey James. “That’s why we’re opening this opportunity for students, faculty, and the community to hear various disciplines explore the election within their discipline, culminating in an open forum for all to be heard.”
Presenters include James, who is a criminal justice professor, Dr. Amy Gangloff, associate professor of history, and community member Creag Banta. Sessions for the day include: Criminal Justice and Elections, 8-9:15 a.m.; History and Elections, 9:30-10:45 a.m.; Villages (Community) and Elections, 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.; and an open forum until 4 p.m.
The university’s partner for the event is Linc, Inc., an independent living center that strives to assist people with disabilities in reaching their personal goals.
This event is free and open to the public. A buffet lunch is available to guests for $7.
For more information, contact James at (618) 671-6050 or firstname.lastname@example.org.