The W&M Active Citizens Conference

Active Citizens Conference
The 2017 Active Citizens Conference

Saturday, February 18, 2017

The 2017 Active Citizens Conference theme is The Daily Work of Justice. 

Active citizenship is prioritizing community in your values and life choices. Active citizens educate themselves on community issues, intentionally listen to other's experiences,  build on existing assets, and join with others in community-driven change. Sometimes that looks like sweeping initiatives that make grand change, but more often it looks like an everyday commitment to justice and working together so everyone can reach their full potential. Active citizens are often those who show up each day committed to getting done what needs done.

Join students, faculty, and community leaders coming together to learn about the best practices for impacting community and mobilizing social change.

Submit your workshop proposals no later than January 23, 2017, and register to attend by February 8, 2017.

 Keynote Speaker Jeree Thomas

Jeree Thomas

Jeree serves as the Policy Director for The Campaign for Youth Justice, a national initiative focused on ending the practice of prosecuting, sentencing, and incarcerating youth under the age of 18 in the adult criminal justice system. She previously served the Skadden Fellow at the Legal Aid Justice Center, representing incarcerated youth. Jeree received a B.A. in Social Justice & Community Advocacy at William & Mary before earning her law degree from The University of Virginia. She is a persistent advocate for youth and an exemplar of the daily work of justice. 

This year's conference is sponsored in part by The DC Summer Internship's Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary ServiceSpend your summer in the nation’s capital with students from around the country and world who are all passionate about service and affecting change in their communities.