The W&M Active Citizens Conference

Active Citizens Conference
The 2018 Active Citizens Conference

Saturday, February 17, 2018

The 2018 Active Citizens Conference theme is The Skills of Freedom. 

“Who would not want to go to school to learn the skills of freedom?” –Convocation Remarks by Justice John Charles Thomas.

As active citizens on campuses across the country, how are our efforts developing the skills of freedom in ourselves and our communities. At this year’s Active Citizens Conference we will explore what the skills of freedom are, how we practice them, and what freedom means in communities large and small.

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

Our 2018 keynote speaker is Justin G. Reid. Justin is a cultural preservationist and public historian of Virginia civil rights and education history. As director of African American programs at Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, he develops and supports community programs and cultural initiatives across the state. He also leads the General Assembly’s African American history task force. Justin previously worked for the Moton Museum & National Historic Landmark, where he oversaw the 2013 opening of Moton’s national award-winning permanent exhibition. A native of Farmville, Virginia, Justin was a founding board member of the annual Virginia Children’s Book Festival and co-founder of the College of William & Mary’s Lemon Project: A Journey of Reconciliation. 

                                                    Justin G. Reid