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How Did We Get Here? Navigating the News & Current Events with Catherine Driscoll Wednesday, September 18

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How Did We Get Here? Navigating the News & Current Events with Catherine Driscoll

  • Date: September 18, 2019
  • Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Price: $15.00
  • Location: Gorton Community Center
    400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045

This Class Runs on alternate Wednesdays beginning on September 18th.
Each class is $15.00 or you may purchase all six events for $90.00
*Please register ahead of time*

  • 9/18 with the foundation presentation, “Finding Truth in the Age of Fake News”
  • 10/2 – “Do We Still Have Free and Fair Elections in the US?”
  • 10/16 – “The History of Immigration Since President Carter”
  • 10/30 – “The Reawakening of Women in Political Activism”
  • 11/13 – “Our Cyber War with Russia”
  • 12/4 – “Hot Topics”

Catherine Driscoll has been a journalist and professional communicator for more than 30 years. An astute consumer of news, Catherine shares what she’s learned in her research of Fake News. Her first presentation, “Finding Truth in an Age of Fake News” is a non-partisan discussion of the spread of Fake News and the real-world consequences that Fake News is causing around the world, including Brexit, the measles outbreak in the U.S., and fanning racial tensions in developing countries. The presentation examines current examples of fake news and their sources, and includes practical tips and handouts for becoming a smart consumer of news in all forms.

Attendees of this presentation have been shocked and riveted, then grateful for the information and tools necessary to navigate the vast information world. Her other presentations will examine the serious issues facing our nation and explore possible ways to address them.

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If this class does not meet the minimum participation requirement, you will be notified of the cancellation within one week of the start date.

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