Democracy and Human Rights: Civic Activism and the Media at 2013 Washington, D.C. Fulbright Enrichment Seminar

U.S. Department of StateWASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs will host the 2013 Washington, D.C. Fulbright Enrichment Seminar, March 13-17. The theme of the enrichment seminar is Democracy and Human Rights: Civic Activism and the Media. This seminar will explore the important role that activism plays in advancing social issues in the United States and the ways in which traditional and new media are involved in advancing democratic ideals.

The four-day enrichment seminar will bring together approximately 130 first-year foreign Fulbright students from more than 70 countries and will feature keynote speakers, panel discussions, and community service activities. Through these events, participating students will develop a better understanding of U.S. life and culture, policy formulation, and public attitudes on an array of important political and social issues.

The press is welcome to attend the following events (by RSVP only – contact details below):

The keynote address by Frank Smith, Director, African American Civil War Memorial and Museum, March 14, 9:00–10:00 a.m.
Panel Discussion: Freedom of Assembly – Civil Action Past and Present, March 14, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Community service activities at Crossway Community, Anacostia Watershed Society, So Others Might Eat, Carroll Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, March 15, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

The Washington, D.C. Fulbright Enrichment Seminar is one of nine enrichment seminars hosted across the United States by the U.S. Department of State as part of its flagship Fulbright Program. These enrichment seminars, an integral part of the Fulbright experience, benefit first-year Fulbright foreign students and support the overall mission of the Fulbright Program – to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Since 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 318,000 participants from over 155 countries with the opportunity to study, teach, conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

Info: http://eca.state.gov/fulbright .

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Christopher Laird Simmons has been a creative artist, marketing specialist, working journalist and PR pro for more than 25 years (he started as a teenager). He founded Neotrope (formerly Mindset) in 1983, and has written widely for numerous national magazines, and is frequently interviewed by same. He is a member of the PRSA and ASCAP and resides in Torrance, California.

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