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CitizenFEST: Memphis

  • Harbor Landing Mud Island 38103 (map)

"CitizenFEST: Memphis" is a festive learning summit on how to exercise civic power, hosted by Citizen University in partnership with The Fourth Bluff. Activists, artists, and everyday citizens come together for a unique blend of art, creativity, and the concrete skills of effective change-making. Our country needs more people to show up in more places to practice power in more ways. Citizenship isn’t about documentation status - it’s about showing up and contributing. Join us! Plus, free food and drinks!

How do you get your voice heard? How do you change a rigged system? How do you stir others out of apathy or connect with those with whom you disagree? We’ll tackle these questions and more in a day of skill-building workshops, artistic performances, and deep community conversations. Participants will leave with practical strategies of civic power to apply in their own work, new connections with community members, and new ideas and inspiration for the work at hand.

Our goal is to make registration as accessible and inclusive as possible, which is why it’s free to attend CitizenFEST!

9:30 Doors Open
10:00 Welcome, Performance & Keynote by Eric Liu
11:00 Power + Character = Citizenship Workshop
12:00 Lunch & Music
1:00 Mutual Aid Circles
2:00 Adjourn & Happy Hour

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The Fourth Bluff Project is part of a larger national initative, Reimagining the Civic Commons.

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Sunset Skate Night