Ivy Tech Bloomington and Community Engaged Alliance partner to host civics speaker, David Roof

Bloomington— Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington is partnering with Community Engaged Alliance to bring David Roof, director of the Center for Economic and Civic Learning at Ball State University, to Bloomington to present “Indiana and Civics Education: Lessons Learned and Reflections on the Future.” The talk is April 11 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ted Jones Playhouse.

Roof will give insights into community partnerships and the development of critical thinking skills that are essential for active civic participation. It is part of Community-Engaged Alliances (CEA) Spreading the Word Speaker Series—an initiative that brings together diverse voices to inspire, educate, and ignite conversations within the community.

The discussion will explore ways educators can contribute to the advancement of democracy through intentional and community-oriented teaching and learning practices. At the session, participants will play an active role in shaping the democratic narrative in Indiana, fostering a society where informed, engaged, and empowered citizens thrive.

Admission is free. Participants can register in advance at www.givepulse.com/event/430809. For more information about Community Engagement Alliance, visit https://communityengagedalliance.org/.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.