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Attend upcoming Institute of Advancing American Values events

The Boise State B statue among trees in spring bloom
Campus scenes, spring 2020, photo Patrick Sweeney

The Boise State community and the general public are invited to on-campus events, as well as other events across southern Idaho, presented by the Institute of Advancing American Values.

Civic and community engagement fairs

The institute is organizing three civic and community engagement fairs in southern Idaho this spring that aim to increase citizen knowledge of and participation in organizations, communities of faith, clubs, service organizations and related groups across society. Each fair will be held in an auditorium where participating organizations will each have table space to set up materials and hold conversations. The fairs are open to all organizations that bring people together for some activity that is not illegal under state and federal law.

One of these fairs is happening on campus 10 a.m.-2 p.m., March 30, in the Student Union Hatch Ballroom – more information can be found on the Institute for Advancing American Values website. The other fairs will occur April 6 in Nampa, and April 19 and 20 in Twin Falls.

Special speaker event

A photo portrait of Simone Campbell
Simone Campbell

Sister Simone Campbell, a Presidential Medal of Freedom winner, will speak on “Democracy and Community” at 7 p.m., April 4 at the Stueckle Sky Center Skyline Room. The event is free and open to the public.

Campbell served as executive director of NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice from 2004-2021. She is a religious leader, attorney and poet with extensive experience in public policy and advocacy for systemic change. In Washington, she lobbies on issues that help “mend the gaps” in income and wealth in the U.S., focused specifically on how they disproportionately affect people of color and women. Around the country, she is a noted speaker and educator on these public policy issues.