dialogue: visit a classroom

Operation Protect & Defend, also known as OPD, is a non-profit civics organization that was founded by now retired U.S. District Court Judge Frank Damrell (E.D. Cal.) in the wake of 9/11 to create a dialogue with high school students about the U.S. Constitution and our civic duty to participate in our democracy. OPD’s success is due in part to an important federal-state collaboration by bringing federal and state court judges together with members of the federal and state court bars. After students complete the curriculum, which focuses on an important constitutional issue, local judges and attorneys volunteer to visit participating classrooms in pairs to engage the students in a discussion on the issue they just learned about. A training session is provided for both new and returning volunteers to help prepare them for their classroom visit. If you are interested in visiting a classroom or would like more information, contact Katherine Watanabe at opdcivics@gmail.com.

First Training Session: January 22, 2019 at 5:00-6:00 p.m. Sacramento Superior Courthouse (720 9th Street, 6th Floor, Dept. 46) Please be sure to bring your photo ID and arrive by 5:15 p.m.

Second Training Session: January 31, 2019 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Sacramento Federal Courthouse (501 I Street, Kennedy Learning Center) Please bring your photo ID and arrive by 5:30 p.m. To RSVP or for more information, contact Katherine Watanabe at opdcivics@gmail.com.

Please sign up to visit a high school classroom here:  http://signup.com/go/oUAkZzL