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october, 2020

22oct5:00 pm6:15 pmNavigating the Pandemic ElectionA KLC Journal Magazine Virtual Launch Event

Event Details

How to Vote and Be an Engaged Citizen During a Time
of Disruption, Conflict and Uncertainty

A KLC Journal Magazine Virtual Launch Event and Discussion

Join us from 5-6:15 PM. on Thursday, Oct. 22, for the virtual release of the KLC Journal magazine’s Fall Edition with a focus on issues and voting in one of the most unusual elections most of us have ever seen. [Note change in event time to encourage Kansans to watch the U.S. Senate debate between Republican U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall and Democratic state Sen. Barbara Bollier, which airs live at 6:30 PM on KMUW 89.1 and KWCH-TV Channel 12.]

The latest Journal will feature a pandemic voters’ guide and in-depth stories on the top election issues chosen by our readers – COVID-19, health care, the economy and criminal justice. The magazine will answer your questions about voting, including what to do when your Plan A goes awry.

Special guests include New Yorker magazine illustrator Pat Byrnes, whose humorous cartoons for Your Leadership Edge have energized the learning of thousands of KLC leadership program participants. Byrnes will discuss a new drawing he’s created for The Journal that adds levity to the stress of voting during a pandemic.

Pandemic voterJournal reporter Jerry LaMartina will be on hand to walk us through his voting primer and give an update on early voting in Kansas. Correspondent Jill Way will describe what happens when President Trump supporters face off with Black Lives Matter protesters in Liberal.

Curious about what to expect on election night 2020? Political scientists Bob Beatty of Washburn University, Patrick Miller of the University of Kansas and Michael Smith of Emporia State University will join KAKE-TV Senior Reporter Pilar Pedraza in a recorded segment to outline various scenarios that could unfold.

To close the event, KLC President and CEO Ed O’Malley will ask us to consider what leadership could look like from everyday people during a time of a heightened political tension and uncertainty.

$10 admission fee includes a printed copy of The Journal, Fall edition. You’ll also get digital first dibs to preview the magazine before they hit mailboxes.

Special thanks to media sponsor KMUW, Wichita Public Radio at 89.1 FM.

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Time

(Thursday) 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm CDT/GMT-5

Location

Zoom Virtual Event

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