BISMARCK — To support thoughtful, informed and engaged citizenship, Humanities North Dakota is offering free civics education classes to adults and high school students through their We The People: The Citizen and the Constitution program.

The course, taught by trained constitutional scholars, teaches the history and principles of the United States federal democratic republic. Participants will understand how government functions and their rights and responsibilities as citizens.

In addition, HND has gathered some of the nation’s most respected thinkers from across the political spectrum to present their solutions to critical issues facing the United States during the GameChanger Ideas Festival Jan. 14 through March 25.

All events take place online and are free to attend. Issues covered will include the effect of social media on our democracy, election reform, social unrest, overcoming partisan division, the role of the Declaration of Independence today, and more.

For more information, or to participate in civic renewal visit, www.gamechangernd.com.