Democracy Then & Now is a campus-wide initiative exploring the central role of public education in the development of American democracy. DTN asks students, faculty, and staff to consider what good public education means now in terms of civic participation, political representation, and full citizenship rights for all people in this country.
Upcoming events, September 2016:
Lecturer: Angus Murphy, Professor and Chair Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, University of Maryland Access to institutions that are dedicated to providing education and opportunity to all citizens is a global aspiration; the realization of this aspiration in the form of the Land-grant university is arguably one of America’s most important and lasting achievements. Rooted in the core values expressed by the Founders and in the 19 th -century notion that training in agricultural, mechanical, and military arts was the…
Public Education in the Early American Republic
Lecturer: Ralph Bauer, Associate Professor Department of English, University of Maryland This talk will offer a survey of how the founders of the Early American Republic saw the role and significance of public education in the formation of citizenship. Hosted by the Department of English
Free, Tickets Required Award-winning poet Claudia Rankine joins Sheri Parks for an intimate conversation on the role of public education, specifically art, in the making of American democracy. The event combines a poetry reading from Rankine’s New York Times best-seller Citizen: An American Lyric, and a discussion where the two engage audience members on themes related to race, art and citizen making.
Guest Speaker: Claudia Rankine Informal Meeting with students Moderator: Josh Weiner, Professor, Department of English, University of Maryland