Zoom presentation with Elizabeth Rusch

Location
Zoom presentation

Zoom presentation followed by Q&A with Elizabeth Rusch
"You Call This Democracy?: How to Fix Our Government and Deliver Power to the People"
6pm

Free event - registration required

The joint event hosted by Alpha Park Library in Bartonville, IL, Chillicothe Public Library District in Chillicothe, IL, Creve Coeur Public Library in Creve Coeur, IL, and spearheaded by Illinois Prairie District Public Library in Metamora, IL will bring together Ms. Rusch and members of the public for a frank discussion of her book.

Everyone has grumbled about “the government” from time to time, but what can any single individual do about it? In today’s hyperbolic political arena, understanding what influence ordinary citizens have and how they can impact the political landscape may seem like a daunting, if not impossible, task. In her new book, Elizabeth Rusch takes on many of the difficult and troublesome aspects of our governmental system and explains them in a manner that makes them easy to understand, without needing a political science degree. Like many of her other books, "You Call This Democracy?: How to Fix Our Government and Deliver Power to the People" is written for a young adult audience, but the message is pertinent to citizens of all ages.

To share this message and give central Illinoisans a chance to ask questions of their own, Ms. Rusch will be participating in a one-night-only Zoom presentation on October 20, 2020, at 6:00 pm Central. The joint event hosted by Alpha Park Library in Bartonville, IL, Chillicothe Public Library District in Chillicothe, IL, Creve Coeur Public Library in Creve Coeur, IL, and spearheaded by Illinois Prairie District Public Library in Metamora, IL will bring together Ms. Rusch and members of the public for a frank discussion of her book, followed by a Q & A session featuring questions submitted by the public and the viewing audience. The presentation is free and open to the public, but registration is required. A library card is not needed to participate. This presentation is suitable for adults, families, and children, although younger children may find some aspects confusing. To register for the event, please visit www.bit.ly/Democracy_RSVP. To submit a question, please visit www.bit.ly/Democracy_Questions.