Post by Anna Connole (JMU, '20) and Shelby Taraba (JMU, '18), Madison Center Engagement Fellow On a rare 60-degree February day in the ‘Burg, the Madison Center, Dukes Vote and Women of Color at JMU popped up our tents on the Quad and brought Benny’s pizza to start a conversation with about how we can... Continue Reading →
Post by Tyler Strosnider (JMU '22) and Dr. Carah Ong Whaley Dr. Megan Tracey, a professor in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at JMU gave a timely talk at Democracy in Peril in January about the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). Along with current efforts in North Carolina, Tennessee, and Florida, there is an effort... Continue Reading →
On December 4, the Mahatma Gandhi Center for Nonviolence at James Madison University hosted a discussion on parole and parole reform in Virginia with Virginia Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian J. Moran and Adrianne Bennett, Chair of the Virginia Parole Board. In 1994 the Virginia General Assembly abolished parole and required that... Continue Reading →
In partnership with the University of Virgnia's Center for Politics,The Madison Center hosted a MongoliaLEAD delegation at James Madison University on November 15, with young leaders joining us for a day to share ideas about the importance of advancing democracy and the role of civic engagement to address shared public concerns. JMU President Jon Alger... Continue Reading →
Post by: Sarah Taylor Mayhak Friends, how have we already turned a corner into November? Fall, with all the trappings of Homecoming, Halloweekend, Voter Registration, and so much more, has flown by just as the Birds zooming across campus. From where I sit, my students are beginning to crane their necks to see ahead... Continue Reading →
On October 31, ICAD, Dukes Vote and the Madison Center are hosting a Tent Talk on The Quad from 12-2 pm with facilitated discussions on the national debt. Here's our primer.
Amy Lewis, College of Visual and Performing Arts Cultural Connections Artist-in-Residence, joined us for a discussion on "'Why #BlackLivesMatter for Music Education." Ms. Lewis’s reflected on her experience in music education, involvement in Black Lives Matter (Lansing Chapter) and connecting the principles of inclusivity, loving engagement and restorative justice to the power of teaching... Continue Reading →
Post by Eric Kaufmann, Chair of the Legislative Action Committee, SGA This week I had the opportunity to see former Republican Congressman Eric Cantor present to members of the JMU community as part of the JMU series, “Democracy in Peril?” Cantor, the former House Majority Leader from 2010 to 2014 and the Representative from Virginia’s... Continue Reading →