Waging Democracy

A day-long forum that includes seminars, sessions and opportunities for action!

For years our democracy has been deteriorating. From our political to electoral to judicial systems, there have been cracks and decay that threaten the security of racial, religious and ethnic minority communities. That's why JCRC is launching a non-partisan democracy initiative and will be hosting Waging Democracy.

Sunday, October 14, 2018
University of San Francisco

Co-Chairs: Leslie Katz, Greenberg Traurig; Kristin Olsen, Stanislaus County Supervisor and former Minority Leader at the California State Assembly; and Professor Dan Schnur, University of Southern California and UC Berkeley

Keynote Speaker: Aziz Huq, assistant professor at the University of Chicago Law School and author of How to Save a Constitutional Democracy (2018)

Partners: Protect Democracy Project, University of San Francisco’s Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good, and The Commonwealth Club

Co-Sponsors: ACLU, Brennan Center for Justice, Recology, San Francisco Department on the Status of Women, San Francisco Human Rights Commission, San Francisco State University, ADL, Catholic Charities San Francisco, Congregation Emanu-El, Congregation Sherith Israel, J. The Jewish News of Northern California, JCCSF, Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund, Jewish Federation of the East Bay/The Jewish Community Foundation, Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley, National Council of Jewish Women, San Francisco Interfaith Council, USF Swig Program in Jewish Studies and Social Justice, and United Religions Initiative

Financial support provided by: Fox Rothschild LLP, Morrison & Foerster Foundation and Sideman & Bancroft LLP

Interests: Arts & Culture
October 14, 2018
8:45 AM - 5:00 PM
University of San Francisco
$20 for students (with ID) $30 for adults 35 and under $50 adults, with early-bird pricing of $40 until September 30


Organized By: 
Jewish Community Relations Council
Protect Democracy and the University of San Francisco’s Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good
Event Contact Person: 
Jessica Trubowitch
Aziz Huq