Learn It, Live It, Love It: The November Edition - America's Future Foundation

November 8, 2019

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Learn It, Live It, Love It: The November Edition

By: Cindy Cerquitella

Learn it:
As the largest generational demographic in the country, it’s increasingly important for young people to make their voices heard, especially at the local level. To encourage a deeper understanding of civics, the Atlantic and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University teamed up for a discussion on what civics education can and should look like. Check out the conversation here.

I’m a big believer in lifelong learning and always try to seek out roles that demand that I stretch my mental muscles. I found this HBR podcast on accelerating learning immensely helpful.

Live it:
There are a few really interesting art-focused events in DC this week, and this one on immigration sounds particularly interesting. Not only will guests have the chance to view a new piece of art, but you’ll also walk away with tangible ways to advocate for immigration reform. Earlier this year, I saw the artist Xena Li’s exhibition on corruption in the DC food stamp program, and I love the way she mixes art and advocacy.

Love it:
I’ve been at Atlas Network’s Liberty Forum this week, and it’s always so refreshing and inspiring to hear the many ways that humans are being empowered all around the world. Atlas Network has launched a fantastic new video series that highlights the ways that lives and livelihoods are being improved by cutting regulations. This video in particular that tells the story of Tootle, a mobility company in Nepal that empowers housewives to earn their own income, was particularly touching.