American Democracy Project

Since 2003, the American Democracy Project at The College at Brockport has coordinated speakers, events, community service projects, and other initiatives that spark dialogue, encourage collaboration, and serve the good of the College and the greater community.

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We are proud to partner with the College's Deliberative Dialogues programming, which facilitates discussions on a variety of topics of public concern. Check out their page for upcoming events.


Upcoming Events

Diary of a Reluctant Dreamer: Immigration, Identity & Love

An Evening with Dr. Alberto Ledesma

October 23, 2018 - 6:30pm, McCue Auditorium, Liberal Arts Building

Dr. Ledesma's illustrated memoir, Diary of a Reluctant Dreamer: Undocumented Vignettes from a Pre-American Life, focuses on his experience as an undocumented immigrant student during the 1980s. 

In his talk, Ledesma explores the complexity of identity, citizenship, and family along his journey from immigrant child to university professor. 

Digital Punishment

October 25, 2018 - 7pm, McCue Auditorium, Liberal Arts Building

Dr. Sarah Lageson, a sociologist from the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University - Newark, will present on "'Digital Punishment' Through Online Criminal Records in the U.S." She will discuss how the growth of online crime data, mugshots, and criminal records that remain publicly available, create new forms of 'digital punishment' with troubling consequences.


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Local Contacts

Feel free to contact the Brockport ADP Project Co-Chairs:

  • Dena Levy, Associate Professor and Interim Chair of Political Science and International Studies: dlevy@brockport.edu, (585) 395-5276
  • Kim Piatt, Associate Director of Community Development: kpiatt@brockport.edu, (585) 395-2987

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

Last Updated 11/9/18

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