The Daily Work of Justice is a conversation series that invites people directly involved in an issue to share their lived experience, as a way of providing space for others to engage with empathy, understanding, and action. It was created collaboratively by people from diverse units across William & Mary and Williamsburg.
Each series includes facilitated conversations and features more than 30 guest speakers with direct experience of the issue. Over the course of the series, we engage the topic in conversation with individuals of diverse perspectives and lived experiences. Participants gather around tables, and after a brief introduction, participate in small group conversations. A guest speaker with personal experience in the issue and a facilitator are at each table. Watch a snapshot of our 2020 conversations.
Spring 2023: DemocracyMarch 2 6:30-8, Sadler Center, William & Mary
Join in conversation with those who practice democracy in their everyday life. Our guest speakers will share their experiences embodying democratic practices in their public and private lives as journalists, elected officials, advocates, neighbors, immigrants, voters, family members, business members, and more. Each table will have a pair of invited speakers and a facilitator, but the conversation also includes your voice - as we listen to each others stories with empathy and understanding.
2022: Climate Change & Water
2020: Ability & Disability
2019: Addiction and Substance Abuse
2017: Criminal Justice System
Whether you attended the conversations or not, we encourage you to review the learning resources and action opportunities we have collected.