FREDERICK, Md.—An expert in designing, implementing and delivering youth programs focused on literacy, technology and leadership will talk about engaging youth in the election process March 25 at 6 p.m. on the second floor reading porch in the Beneficial-Hodson Library at Hood College.
Augusta Featherston, regional program officer and youth engagement adviser at International Foundation for Electoral Systems, a leading international nonprofit organization specializing in technical election assistance, will give a lecture entitled Elections: Why Bother?. She will address technical election assistance, voter registration and global youth political participation with a special focus on the obstacles to youth participation and training nonvoting youth in civic engagement.
Featherston has worked primarily with domestic, youth-focused nonprofit organizations that supported the needs of young people—elementary through college-age students—in underserved communities in Denver. She has worked for the Congressional Youth Leadership Council, which provides interactive programs focused on leadership, and has been a research fellow for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly. She has observed elections in Mongolia, Macedonia and, most recently, Ukraine.
This event is sponsored by Hood's department of political science and the global studies program.
For more information, contact Hoda Zaki, Ph.D., Virginia E. Lewis Professor of Political Science, at firstname.lastname@example.org.