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Bring Your Own Chair

Sat Nov 20, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Community Partner
Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
Lawrence Area
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Former Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm devoted her career in public service to empowering citizens from underrepresented communities by living her message, “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” Join the Dole Institute of Politics in an interactive program that teaches the importance of an inclusive American Democracy and asks your Girl Scouts to identify and portray their experiences, strengths, hopes, and dreams by designing a mini paper chair. Add your chair creation to our community wall installation to “take your seat at the table.” What matters to you? What do you bring to the table?

This workshop can also be offered as a You Schedule It.

Location: Dole Institute of Politics, 2350 Petefish Drive, Lawrence, KS 66045 (on the west campus of KU, next to the Lied Center)

Additional Info: Masks required as per University of Kansas guidelines. Water fountains unavailable so please bring your own water bottle.

Cost Per Person: FREE

Please be a sister to our Girl Scout partners. Our partners invest staff and financial resources to provide unique Girl Scout programming at no cost to our girls and their families/troops. This is one of those special opportunities. In order for our partners to continue offering low-cost and free programming to Girl Scouts, please notify them as soon as possible if you can no longer attend.

How to register:  Please review GSKSMO's registration requirements before registering. REGISTER ONLINE NOWRegistration deadline is November 12. Please individually register each of your Girl Scouts, even if attending as a group.

Questions: Contact public education coordinator, Julie Clover, at or (785) 864-1420.

Badge/Journey Connections: Junior Badge: Inside Government, Cadette Badge: Finding Common Ground, Senior Badge: Behind the Ballot, Ambassador Badge: Public Policy, Senior Journey: GIRLtopia, Ambassador Journey: Your Voice Your World

Outcomes: Develops a strong sense of self, Displays positive values, Seeks challenges and learns from setbacks, Learns to identify and solve problems in her community.
Learn more about the 5 Girl Scout outcomes.

About the Dole Institute: The mission of the Dole Institute of Politics is to promote political and civic participation as well as civil discourse in a bi-partisan, balanced manner. 

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