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Former Clinton aide to speak at UNR Nov. 2

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ASUN hosts human-rights activist Ronan Farrow; encourages students to engage in Ronan_Farrow_Headshotservice projects including graffiti removal and maintenance

The Associated Students of the University of Nevada (ASUN) are hosting a second annual Conference on Civic Engagement and Service-Learning tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. at the Davidson Mathematics and Science Building.

The keynote address is by Ronan Farrow, a writer, human rights lawyer and former aide to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

His talk is: “Unlocking the Revolution in Each of Us: How to Mobilize Change in Your Community.” Farrow was named one of Forbes‘ “30 under 30” most influential people and will be hosting a new show on MSNBC in 2014.

Students and faculty are provided lunch then transportation to one of two site-based service projects to address community needs in partnership with Project Solution, the Reno City Council and the Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows. Projects include graffiti abatement and facilities maintenance.

WHAT: Civic Engagement and Service-Learning Conference with Keynote Address by Ronan Farrow

WHO: Associated Students of the University of Nevada, Ronan Farrow, students and faculty, community leaders, Reno City Council, Project Solution, Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows

WHEN: Keynote address: 10:30–11:45 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 2
Conference and service projects: 11:45 a.m.–4:45 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2

WHERE: Davidson Mathematics and Science Building, University campus

PARKING: Media parking is available in the metered-parking lot east of the University Quad. Media are asked to arrive in a marked vehicle or put a media badge or business card on the dashboard.

MORE INFORMATION: The Civic Engagement and Service-Learning Conference aims to foster a culture of service within the UNR student body, while becoming engaged and informed citizens. The event has received valuable support from the Office of Service-Learning & Civic Engagement, the Honors Program, the Northern Nevada International Center and the College of Liberal Arts’ Political Science Department.

For more information, contact Alex Bybee at [email protected]