"Focus the Nation"
Publication Date: January 2008
Publisher(s): Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education
Author(s): Matt Lehman
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Jewish Youth; Higher Education; Advocacy; Youth Engagement
The author discusses an initiative of the University of Kansas Hillel called "Focus the Nation," a national project that sought to make climate change a major campaign issue in the 2008 US presidential and congressional elections. The project culminated in a two-day event featuring a teach-in and a roundtable discussion. Participants included journalists and elected officials from the local, state and national level. The number of students involved made the project a success, the author explains.
In Jewish Education News, Summer, 2008.