California Judges Association Conference
On March 10th, Foundation for Democracy and Justice representative, Judge Allen Sumner of the Sacramento County Superior Court, and National Association of Women Judges President, Judge Diana Becton of the Superior Court of Costa County in California, made a joint presentation at the Midyear/Retired Judge CJA Conference that offered guidance to attendees on how to use educational resources developed by the Informed Voters Project and Foundation for Democracy and Justice for civic educational programming. The Conference gathered justices from across the state for an exciting educational weekend!
Dedicated to increasing civic education and public knowledge of the judiciary, project partners, Foundation for Democracy and Justice and the Informed Voters Project are a force in civic education!
This event brought leaders from the bench, bar, and legislature together to discuss current issues facing California’s legal system. It was a great program!
Friday, January 13, 2017
8:00am to 7:00pm
UC Hastings College of Law
200 McAllister Street in San Francisco
The Foundation for Democracy and Justice participated in the Envisioning California Conference on October 7th. Executive Director, Sosan Madanat moderated a panel on democratic participation among young adults and new voters! We were honored to participate in such a fantastic event.
The Envisioning California Conference is an annual event hosted by the Sacramento State Center for California Studies. This year’s theme was Our Voices: Advancing Civic Engagement in California. As a diverse, geographically expansive state with 40 million residents, California can be challenging to govern. It is a special challenge to ensure that the interests of the state’s population are served. More than many states, California asks its residents to express their preferences through elections, ballot propositions, surveys, community forums, and numerous other mechanisms. And yet not all California voices are heard. At the 27th annual Envisioning California conference, we explored various aspects of civic engagement among Californians, including efforts to improve how we can better connect with our government and with our communities. Friday, October 7, 2016, 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria, 828 I Street, Sacramento CA
The Foundation for Democracy and Justice partnered with CSU Sacramento’s Community Engagement Center to host the First Annual Community and Civic Engagement Week Resource Fair on September 15th, 2016! We were joined byh a dynamic group of campus, community, and state organizations participating in the fair to provide resources and opportunities for students. Visit the Community Engagement Center website for more information about past events throughout the week!
Thank you to all who made yesterday’s California Admission Day Celebration such a success! For those of you able to attend, we hope you enjoyed the program. We would like to thank our partners, the CA Museum, CA State Archives and the Secretary of State’s Office for their work! The Chief Justice and Secretary of State spoke about the importance of civic education and engagement. Thank you to the sponsors, Sacramento County Office of Education for bringing the Sheldon High School Choir to sing the National Anthem and State Song and to Sacramento State’s Center for California Studies for providing the wonderful refreshments. Feel free to check out our Twitter @FDJ_CA or our Facebook page for more pictures of the day’s events. Thank you to Jessica Vernone from Sacramento State for taking such great pictures!