Public Event Paper Assignement
Attend a ‘public meeting’ of an elected body or a political action/activity. Address the following in your paper:
1. Descriptive evaluation: Describe the meeting/activity that you attended. What did you see and hear? Did you participate? If yes, what did you do or say?
2. Personal reflection: What was your reaction to the meeting/activity? How did the event apply to you?
3. Analytical evaluation: Evaluate whether the meeting/activity that you attended exemplified ‘good governance.’? Why or why not? In other words, did the manner in which the event was conducted exemplify democratic values? Also consider in your evaluation whether or not your event supported or subverted American democracy.
Appropriate meetings include……..city council meetings, county commission meetings, state legislature meetings, public school board meetings, any court hearing, police ride along, any meeting that serves the function of “governance,” any political action in which you are you are participating.