2023 Symposium on Democracy Agenda

Justice and Democracy are ideals that are both fundamental to our society and deeply interrelated. The 2023 Symposium on Democracy explored the connections between these ideals and the challenges we face as a community in realizing them through open conversations, round table discussions, talks, workshops, and other activities which bring us together in engaged, collaborative civil discourse.


February 22, 2023
Symposium on Democracy: Democracy & Justice

10:00 – 11:00   Welcome Keynote
“Soul of a Citizen”  Speaker Paul Loeb
Location: Olin Theater
11:00 – 11:15   Break
11:15 – 12:30

Sports, Ethics & Society
Location: Burnett 109

Black Unicorn Project:
Libraries & Social Justice
Location: Walker Room

Religion and Violence
Location: Burnett 102

Abortion & Reproductive Healthcare Access
Location: Burnett 103
12:30 – 2:10 LUNCH
2:15 – 3:25
Progress House at W&J
Location: Burnett 109
CCJ Teach-In:
The Fossil Fuel Industry & Democracy in Western PA
Location: Burnett 203
Location: Burnett 213

Expanding the Narrative: Black Figures of Washington Abolition History
Location: Walker Room

‘Zine Makin’ Workshop
Location: Olin 220
3:25 – 3:40  Break
3:40 – 4:50
Open Dialog: BSU Conversation Series
Location: Burnett 103

Supporting International Democracy:
Fulbright & Peace Corps
Location: Burnett 109

Navigating Social Structures around Poverty
Location: Burnett 203

The Red & Black:
Journalism, Media Literacy & Democratic Citizenship
Location: Burnett 213

Promoting Democratic Accountability in Politics & Society
Location: Burnett 102

4:50 – 5:30  Break
5:30 – 6:30 

Closing Keynote
Country First: Defending Democracy and Defeating Toxic Tribalism
Speaker: Rep. Adam Kinzinger
Location: James David Ross Family Recreation Center



This event is for members of the Washington & Jefferson College community. Campus ID may be requested to enter.