Civics Refresher Course

Four talks scheduled on basics

The first of four talks on basic civics is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 12, at the parish house of St. Philip’s Church in Garrison. Charlie Kelly, a retired professor at Kean College who chaired the Beacon Democratic Committee for 20 years and served five terms on the Beacon City Council, will present an overview of how government works.

Jason Angell, who will give the second talk on Sunday, March 19, will cover how a bill becomes a law. He teaches American government and sociology at Bronx Community College.

The remaining seminars will take place on April 2 and 9. The series was organized by RiseUpNY and the Ecological Citizen’s Project. See

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