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Bipartisanship Starts With You

When: November 29, 2017
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Where: University of Central Oklahoma, Nigh University Center
100 N. University Dr.
Edmond, Oklahoma  73034
United States
Contact: Allyson Carson

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Bipartisanship Starts with You

November 29, 2017
University of Central Oklahoma, Nigh University Center
100 N. University Dr., Edmond, OK 73034

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Dress: Business/Business casual

Cost: LOK Member - $25, Non-LOK Member - $35


Open to LOK members and guests. Deadline is November 17, 2017.


What has lead us to where we are today? Politically, we are more polarized than any time in history. As citizens, voter apathy tops the list as well. The overall discussions with each other, regardless of topic, is one of “I’m right, you’re wrong” and actively listening to other viewpoints to reach a common perspective has drastically diminished. At the end of the day, we can agree to disagree, but civility is needed now, more than ever. How we receive information is a big game changer – from social media to bloggers to 24/7 news media for the far right/ far left. And let’s not forget the fake news floating around causing even more discourse between us.


Panelists include Leslie Osborn, Class XXVII, State Representative, District 47; Susan Paddack, Class XVI, former State Senator, District 13 and currently Executive Director, The Okla’ Institute; Sue Ann Arnall, Class XXIV, President, Arnall Family Foundation; Mike Jackson, Class XXIII, Executive Vice President, Government & Political Affairs, State Chamber of Oklahoma; and Dick Pryor, General Manager, KGOU Public Radio. Moderating the panel is Don Betz, Class III, President, University of Central Oklahoma.


Register to attend this event and hear conversations and perspectives from different vantage points on what it means to be an informed citizen in a democracy and how each of us has a role to play in changing the dialogue. As LOK members, we strive to look at all sides of an issue. During our class sessions, we build trust and have those discussions with each other. How we teach others to have that mind set and, in turn, creating a culture of change starts with us.

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