While back on the East Coast to support the Playing for Change broadcast in Boston, Milton (our founder and CEO) also stopped by the Big Apple for a few meetings. Amongst them, a 2 1/2 hour sit down with Richard Dreyfuss, whom we all know and love from Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Mr. Holland’s Opus, and winning the Oscar for The Goodbye Girl.
In the months to come, Mr. Dreyfuss will be working with VSee to launch a program promoting civics. Civics, as defined in Wikipedia, is “the study of rights and duties of citizenship. In other words, it is the study of government with attention to the role of citizens […] in the operation and oversight of government.”
Given the tone of politics these days, the generally low turnout of the youth vote, and that most individuals shy away from participating in governance at any level, this is a fantastic way to remind people that there is a right and duty of the citizenry to take an active role in the functioning of our society and government…and to do so with ‘civility.’
We’ll make more announcements as details arise. At this time, I assume we will use VSee much as we have for World Refugee Day, Playing for Change, and the Mandy Moore townhall meeting: Multiple distant participating sites will use VSee to communicate with each other as the discussion is broadcast in real time through a portal page. A running chat window to allow viewers to communicate with each other as well as to post questions to the participating sites.