Join the Democracy Laboratory for their spring symposium, Saturday, April 20 at 10:00 at the Albany County Public Library, either in person or by Zoom at the link below!

The symposium will feature presentations from the Democracy Lab’s cohort: Danielle Cover, Conxita Domenech, Chelsea Escalante, Lucas Fralick, Hanisah Binte Hassim, Emma Jones, Darrah Short, Ryan Tucker, and John Walsh.

Representative Trey Sherwood will deliver a keynote presentation. Sherwood serves in the Wyoming House of Representatives, representing House District 14, which includes much of the city of Laramie and Albany County. Representative Sherwood is the director of Downtown Laramie, where she coordinates a wide range of economic development, historic preservation, promotion, public art, and fundraising activities. Sherwood has a MA in Public History and a BA in History, Photography and English. She is co-founder of the the Laramie Mural Project and the Laramie Public Art Coalition and has served as a board member for the Wyoming State Historical Society, the Laramie Plains Museum, and was President of the Albany County Historical Society.

The Democracy Lab is a project of the Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research; we seek to empower students, faculty, and the public using interdisciplinary methods in order to connect our communities and to strengthen the quality of our democracy. We draw inspiration and support from the National Endowment for the Humanities’ “A More Perfect Union” initiative; the American Academy of Arts & Sciences Commission on the Practice of Democratic Citizenship and its report Our Common Purpose: Reinventing American Democracy for the 21st Century. In the best spirit of the Land Grant University mission, the Democracy Lab is an incubator where researchers, students, and the public can gather, discuss issues, discover and experiment with new ideas, and learn from one another. To learn more, please visit their website.

The event is co-sponsored by the Albany County Public Library. There will be refreshments during the symposium.

Please join us! The event is free and open to the public. To attend by Zoom, please follow this link.

UW Democracy Lab symposium, Saturday, April 20, 10am at the Albany County Public Library

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