Big thanks to everyone who made The Civic Circle’s summer Bingo Benefit such a success. We are very grateful to Denizens Brewing Co. for inviting us to host a Bingo night there, and for arranging for us to partner that evening with HeadCount. We feel a kinship with HeadCount’s mission, since they work with musicians to promote participation in democracy. We had great support from local restaurateurs, who very generously donated more than $250 worth
You will not want to miss The Civic Circle’s summer benefit, which will feature Bingo, voter registration, and a raffle with fun democracy prizes at Denizens Brewing Co. in Silver Spring. We’re excited to be partnering with HeadCount for this event, a nonpartisan group that works with musicians to promote participation in democracy. Here are the details: Civic Circle Happy Hour Date: Thursday, July 11 Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Denizens Brewing Co.,
The Civic Circle was thrilled to perform “Vote for Me!” at St. Andrews in our debut school assembly, attended by an audience of about 60 enthusiastic Third, Fourth and Fifth-Graders. The show was extremely well received, and Nick and Lea performed with great energy, chemistry and panache. Nick and Lea played instrumental versions of “This Land is Your Land” and “Down by the Riverside” on the accordion as the kids filed in, which set a
The Civic Circle is excited to announce two new additions to our Board of Directors: Hannah Rosenberg and Manuela Ekowo. Manuela Ekowo joins us as Secretary, a post that will make good use of her media and messaging skills. Manuela is a media associate with ReThink Media, a nonprofit that does strategic communications for organizations working to strengthen American security, rights and democracy. Her previous posts include education associate at Save the Water, and policy
We had great attendance and audience participation at our Civic Circle show at the Silver Spring Library, “Kids Sing America with LEA!” The kids had fun putting our “Steps to Democracy” on the board—Listen, Learn, Choose, Join, Speak, Act, and Lead! They also enjoyed participating in our mock election, and they did a lot of dancing and singing along. Thanks to the Silver Spring Regional Center for helping underwrite this show, and to the Friends
“Whisper Down the Lane” Debuts at Civic Education Leadership Summit
Big thanks to the Maryland Civic Education Coalition for featuring The Civic Circle’s new media literacy video, “Whisper Down the Lane,” at its February 17 Civic Education and Engagement Leadership Summit.
Performed by the wonderful Lea Morris, the song features the message that “sometimes the truth gets lost along the way,” and aired just before the Summit’s roundtable on “Truth Decay.” Watch here!