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Second Annual Public Service Seminar March 5

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HFCC's Democracy Institute, along with the League of Women Voters-Dearborn/Dearborn Heights and the University of Michigan-Dearborn (U-M Dearborn), will host the Second Annual Public Service Seminar on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. in the Andrew A. Mazzara Administrative Services & Conference Center (ASCC). This seminar will provide participants with a diverse view of public service from running for office to volunteering in community organizations. The goals of this seminar are to educate people about the various public service opportunities, convey information regarding the need for citizen participation in civic and community life, and encourage participants to consider one or more areas of public service. The panelists include:
  • Rana Abbas, ACCESS Stewardship and Community Relations officer;
  • Judy Carty, League of Women Voters-Dearborn/Dearborn Heights;
  • Phil Cavanagh, Michigan State Representative;
  • Betsy Cushman, League of Women Voters-Dearborn/Dearborn Heights;
  • Lacy Dawson, Detroit Voices;
  • Alex Dobranic, Organizing for America;
  • Cassandra Fluker, HFCC Student Service coordinator;
  • Symantha Heath, GOP Wayne County;
  • Abed Hammoud, Assistant U.S. Attorney;
  • Zaineb Hussein, League of Women Voters-Dearborn/Dearborn Heights;
  • Morris Hood, Michigan State Senator;
  • Jay Johnson, president of the Michigan Jaycees;
  • David Knezek, Michigan State Representative;
  • Toni Moceri, Macomb County Commissioner;
  • Dominic Nanni, Wayne State University Peace and Justice Community and Center for Peace and Conflict Studies;
  • Bill O’Brien, executive director/co-founder, The Harriet Tubman Center;
  • Paul Silvestri, director of Public Relations, Clinton Township Good Fellows;
  • Anthony Wagner, University of Michigan-Dearborn Student Government; and
  • Linda West, Southwest Solutions.
“Involvement in public service is essential for our democracy to function properly,” said HFCC Political Science Professor Dr. Anthony Perry. Registration begins in the atrium of the ASCC at 5:30 p.m. This seminar is free and open to the public. For further information, contact Anthony Perry at 313.845.6383, or via email at