Ron Placone Media | Politics Ron Placone speaks on the importance of civic engagement, political activism, social movements and how to think critically about contemporary media and politics. A comic with a passion for the issues, Ron will make you laugh, think and gasp with disbelief in the same hour. Using examples from current events, Ron takes the audience on a tour of the contemporary media structure and political landscape that is bound to challenge the way “we the people” consume the news and engage as citizens with a program that can only be described as “equal parts funny, fascinating and frightening.”
Battling Political Apathy: 2020 Edition 45 minutes plus Q&A
Podcaster and livestreamer extraordinaire Ron Placone is one of the country’s forefront political comics: he was even called upon to submit a few punchlines for Sanders. The electoral landscape has suffered an earthquake in the five years since the debut of Ron's inspirational keynote about fostering voter enthusiasm. He's now designed a virtual event to keep students engaged on the latest developments in social media manipulation, government response to pandemic, voting amidst crisis, and much more.