Educate and Engage Citizens
A More Enthused, Involved Community
Tackling tough issues can be tricky. Sometimes it’s hard to wade through complex policy talk. WIPPS aims to cut through the jargon, making tough topics easier to understand. We offer a wide variety of programs, presented by skilled experts, on topics such as health care, water quality, returning civility to politics, religion and politics and poverty in Wisconsin.
Here is a sampling of WIPPS programs that help re-energize civic involvement.
VENINGA LECTURE SERIES ON RELIGION AND SOCIETY
Religion and politics may seem an unlikely pairing - like fire and water. However, Jim Veninga, former UW-Marathon County dean, religious studies professor and a founding father of WIPPS, created this annual lecture series to help engage people on faith and politics.
PUBLIC ISSUE SERIES
WIPPS brings together people with diverse perspectives to discuss issues that matter to the community.
The health of our democracy depends on engaged citizens. This begins with exercising our right to vote.