The Civic Reckoning That Was 2020 (and What it Means for Teaching and Learning Civics)


Get ready for this audience-interactive online program on the civic principles at the center of 2020’s meltdown. Dianna Gahlsdorf Terrell, Ph.D. (Saint Anselm College) will lead this talk on core democratic principles, how they are — and can be — taught in New Hampshire’s classrooms, and what civic knowledge must be most durable to withstand our democracy’s more challenging times.


This program is a part of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s national initiative, “Why It Matters: Civic and Electoral Participation,” which will explore civic participation as it relates to electoral engagement in a multivocal democracy. In partnership with the Federation of State Humanities Councils, programs will be conducted in 43 US states and territories throughout the course of the initiative. “Why It Matters” will provide free humanities programs conducted by the US state and territorial humanities councils to engage the public in collaborative, accessible, and thought-provoking dialogues on the importance of electoral and civic participation. 

Event Details


Friday, January 8, 2021 5:00pm


117 Pleasant Street
Concord NH 03301

Hosted By:

New Hampshire Humanities

Contact Info:

Dr. Tricia Peone, Public Programs Director,