KMUW’s outreach program EngageICT: Democracy on Tap will continue in March with a focus on the local and state economy. A panel of experts will present information about the future of the economy in Wichita and Kansas as well as a variety of other related topics. Everyone is welcome to ask questions or just enjoy the discussion – and snacks courtesy of Abode Venue (1330 E. Douglas), 5:30 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 8. Adult beverages will also be available.
- Suzy Finn, Director of Community Advancement and Young Professionals, Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce
- Ken Kriz, Director of the Kansas Finance Center and Regents Distinguished Professor of Public Finance at Wichita State University
- Bob Litan, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations and Partner with the St. Louis law firm of Korein Tillery
- Annie McKay, Executive Director, Kansas Center for Economic Growth
At a time when citizens and voters face monumental choices on issues that will define our future, the need for knowledge and understanding is greater than ever. Participants will find out why they should care about the issues in our city, state and nation; why they should get registered; and why they should vote. EngageICT: Democracy on Tap is held at familiar venues on the second Tuesday of each month and will feature authoritative speakers and conversations on issues that touch people’s daily lives.
To support these efforts, KMUW received a grant from The Knight Foundation fund of the Wichita Community Foundation. The $65,390 grant will provide seed money for the first year of the initiative, ensuring its viability as a long-term project designed to build an informed and engaged citizenry in Wichita.