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"Democracy has to be born anew in each generation, and education is its midwife." - John Dewey, 1916

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  • Nationally recognized journalist Matt Taibbi will give a public lecture on his New York Time bestselling book The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap on Thursday 26th February 6.30pm in the New York Room Cooper Hall
  • Director of the Education Justice Project Rebecca Ginsburg will deliver a lecture on the impact of incarceration on prisoners families on Monday March 2nd at 5pm in Seymour Union 119
  • Distinguished sociologist Janet Poppendieck will lecture about the history of federal nutrition assistance on Thursday March 26th, 5-5.45pm in the McCue Auditorium in the Liberal Arts Building.
  • The Annual Constitution Day Naturalization Ceremony will take place September 17th at 11:15am in the Seymour Union Ballroom
  • Internationally recognized educator on gender violence prevention Jackson Katz will lecture at the college on Wednesday October 22nd 2014, 9.30pm in the SERC.
  • Armando Ramirez principle of James Monroe High School in the City of Rochester will deliver a lecture “Creating and Sustaining a Positive School Environment” on April 22nd at 7pm in the Seymour Union Ballroom.
  • Renowned environmentalist, ecologist, activist and cancer survivor Dr. Sandra Steingraber will  deliver a lecture on the “great moral crisis” of our time – the environmental crisis – on Tuesday February 11th at 7pm in the New York Room. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information see our distinguished speakers page.
  • This fall feminist scholar Dr. Salamishah Tillet will give a lecture “"The Audacity to Heal: Our Rape Culture" on Wednesday October 2nd at 7 pm in the Seymour College Union Ballroom. Later in month on October 24th at 7 pm in the New York Room in Cooper Hall., political sociologist Dr. Sarah Sobieraj will present “Covered: Activists, Journalists, and the News in a Shifting Media Landscape.”
  • Constitution Day on September 17th will once again be celebrated with a Naturalization Ceremony on campus in the Seymour Union Ballroom from 11am – noon.
  • The “Tinker Tour” will visit campus on September 26th
  • Coming in the Spring, acclaimed ecologist and author Dr Sandra Steingraber will give a public lecture on Tuesday February 11th at 7pm
  • Anti-racist essayist, author and educator Tim Wise will deliver a lecture – “Colorblind: The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equality” – at 7pm on Tuesday April 16th , in the New York Room, Cooper Hall.
  • Herb Silverman, former President of the Secular Coalition for America, will deliver a lecture – “Candidate Without a Prayer” based on his autobiographical book of the same name on Thursday April 11th at 2pm in Seymour Union Room 119
  • Economist and Sociologist Juliet Schor is the next speaker in our distinguished lecture series, Wednesday 20th February 7pm in the New York Room Cooper Hall. Schor will speak about her latest book, “Plenitude” in which she contends that true, sustainable wealth comes from working fewer hours, being smarter consumers, creating things for ourselves and building community.
  • Glenn Greenwald joins us for our distinguished lecture series on Thursday March 7th at 7pm in the New York Room. Greenwald, a constitutional lawyer and columnist for The Guardian will speak about “Liberty and Justice in the Twenty First Century.”
  • The Freshman Summer Reading Program announces the 2006 selection: The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien. Read more...
  • The Freshman Summer Reading Program releases the results of the survey of faculty and students. Read more...
  • The ADP committee announces its projects for the 2005-2006 academic year.
  • The College has joined forces with the Town of Sweden and the Village of Brockport to support a tsunami-damaged orphanage in Sri Lanka. The Tsunami Challenge is under way.
  • The Summer Reading Program announces the summer 2005 book, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Hadden.
  • The Summer Reading Program announces the results of the student and instrutor survey.
  • Congress to Campus brings former Congressmen to campus.
  • Analysis of the Civic Engagement on campus was released by Gregory Saxon. It was completed as part of the campus audit of civic engagement for the American Democracy Project.
  • The Office of Research, Analysis & Planning has released the CIRP Survey Summary for the entering 2003 Brockport Freshman class, covering social and political opinions of our student body as well as important college considerations.
  • Dr. George Mehaffy from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities visited SUNY Brockport Feb. 13 for a Colloquium to begin campus discussion on the American Democracy Project. His presentation is available, and the follow-up discussion on campus has begun.
  • The Center for Civic Life at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania presents Democracy Lab, a new resource that promotes civic engagement and aids in the development of students' leadership skills. Democracy Lab creates small deliberation groups through various online forums. These groups bring together 15-20 students from across the country giving them a place dedicated to fostering discussion and debate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Together, the students set an agenda, explore research questions and decide on ways to get involved in their communities. For more information, including descriptions of the individual labs and ways to sign up students, visit the Democracy Lab Web site.
  • "Teaching the young about democracy." 2003, Nov. 2. Rochester Democrat & Chronicle.
  • SUNY Brockport Announces Participation in the American Democracy Project
  • The American Democracy Project calls for proposals for the 2011/12 distinguished lecture series. The ADP Committee seeks proposals from academic departments and other program areas for up to $5000 to bring speakers to campus to further the ADP mission of promoting civic engagement among students, faculty and staff. Click here to read more and download the grant application.
  • American Democracy Project is proud to present a screening of the Oscar nominated documentary Gasland along with a question and answer session with producer Josh Fox. This documentary addresses the issue of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, a pressing concern for our local community as the current moratorium on "fracking" is set to expire in July. Come along and learn how this process might impact our local environment in this thought provoking and provocative film. This event is on April 28th in Edwards Blue Room. The screening will begin at 6pm and questions and answers with Josh Fox will commence at 7.45pm. The event is free and open to the public. You can download a flyer for the event here.
  • The final ADP distinguished speaker for this year is Anne Erickson President & CEO, Empire Justice Center. Her Lecture “The New York State Constitution and the Imperative for Social Welfare for All: Article 17, the State Budget & Public Policy” will take place on Thursday, April 21 at 6:30 pm, 100 Edwards Hall with Reception to follow.
  • In recognition of the colleges 175th Anniversary theme "Looking Back, Thinking Forward" the American Democracy Project is pleased to announce that both of its Spring 2011 distinguished speakers are Brockport Alumni. Please mark your calendars for two lectures from past students who are certainly looking to the future with their research and activities.
    • Farida Jalalzai, Brockport Political Science and African American Studies (1996), currently Assistant Professor of Political Science at University of Missouri-St. Louis will present "Women, Presidents, and Prime Ministers: A Global Perspective and Implications for Democracy," on Thursday March 24 at 7 pm in the New York Room.
    • Randall Shea, Business Administration and French (1984) currently Program Coordinator, Santa Maria Tzeja Middle School in Guatemala will present "Lived Realities of Mayan Culture: Leveraging Gender Equality and Social Change through Education" on Wednesday March 30, 6 pm in the Hartwell Dance Theater.

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