Three years ago, a ton of museums and nonprofit organizations tried to inaugurate a tradition they are calling “Civic Season.”
It’s designed to encourage people to engage in public life.
It was originally supposed to last for two weeks, between Flag Day and July 4th.
Now, however, they’ve changed it to two weeks between Juneteenth and and July 4th.
Here’s how they describe it:
Civic Season is a new tradition to turbocharge U.S. democracy for all. Co-created by Gen Z and cultural institutions, Civic Season invites you to discover your story and your role in history – supported by a vast array of credible, relevant sources. It is the flagship program from Made By Us, a movement driven forward in hundreds of communities by museums, historic sites, libraries and archives to transform the way history is learned and used by younger generations who have the most at stake.
I continue to be skeptical about it catching on.
However, they continue to have a website chockful of related activities, many of which can be used at other times of the year.
I’m adding this info to The Best Websites For Learning About Civic Participation & Citizenship.