The Educate & Act series features panelists speaking on topics of current relevance to civic action and engagement. Programs in this series feature presenters from across campus, as well as specialists beyond the University.


Sandy Brown, (she/her) - Kansas Abortion Fund, President
Rija Nazir (she/her) - Vote Neigh Kansas, Lead Organizer
Melinda Lavon, (she/her & they/them) - Vote No Kansas PAC Chairperson
Nigel Morton, (he/him) - URGE, Senior Kansas Organizer

Lauren Klapper (she/her) - Kansas Organizer, Planned Parenthood Great Plains


Pere DeRoy, (she/her) - PhD Candidate, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies


What local organizations worked to defeat the August 2nd anti-abortion amendment?

What strategies and tactics were used to mobilize voters?

Which voting populations did each organization engage? How and why?

What are the similarities and differences between these organizations?

In partnering, what did collaboration and solidarity look like?

What lessons were learned by each organization throughout campaign?


Supported by the Center for Service Learning, the Emily Taylor Center for Women and Gender Equity, and The Commons

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