Newman Civic Conference Fellows in Boston
In November 2017, with the support of the UM Civic Engagement Office, I was able to attend the Newman Civic Fellowship Conference in Boston, MA at the Edward Kennedy Institute.
|I took on the identity of a |
Democrat from Colorado to debate the
controversial Farm Bill.
A part of the Conference included free access to Ted Talks where we were able to listen to the first women astronaut in space. She discussed her mediocre skills playing the flute while showing footage of a concert with Jethro Tull; he played live in Germany and she floated through Space. Another resonating conversation included a local prosecutor from Boston discussing his story becoming a prosecutor, a powerful actor in the controversial issue of mass incarceration. A fellow student spoke about his desire as a young adult to become a lawyer for the profits, a required internship for his degree with a public defender, and a powerful lesson. After his
|Newman Civic Fellows at the Kennedy Center for the U.S. Senate|
|The mock Senate floor in the Kennedy Institute |
where Fellows would give speeches based
on which Senator we became for a mock Senate trial.