Projects & Intiatives
Dishin' With Democracy Podcasts
Dishin' With Democracy, a podcast focused on discussing civic topics! This Legacy Project created by members of the Center for Civic Justice from Stony Brook University to engage the campus community through group interviews with guests on topics such as voter education, fiscal responsibility, money in politics, and so much more. Husbaan's project group worked hard to put this show together! Special episodes were hosted to celebrate our Community Partners such as Up to Us and Democracy Matters.
Up to Us Campus Competition
The Up to Us campus competition was begun by the non-profit organizaation Up to Us in order to have colleges and universities across the country develop and engage in impactful, creative campaigns that highlight the importance of addressing the national debt and other fiscal issues for America's future generations. In 2022, the project team led by Julia Brandenstein placed first in the national competition for the campign they launched on Stony Brook's campus. Julia's project group developed a podcast series with elected officials and community members to discuss the importance of fiscal sustainability, and hosted an interview with New York Senate Representative Chuck Schumer.
Community Dialogue Background Guides
Community Dialogues are a staple event hosted by the Center for Civic Justice where students can engage in large-scale discussion on specialized civic topics such as access to healthcare, the right to vote, digital activism, and more. Each semester, the Project Group organizing the Community Dialogue creates a Background Guide providing an overview of the discussion topics along with guiding questions to aid in discussions. Learn more about Community Dialogues here!
Follow the Dollar Resource Guide
The Follow the Dollar Resource Guide aims to discuss the connections between money in politics as the result of collaboration between Husbaan Sheikh's Project Group and our Community Partner Democracy Matters. This in-depth, multimedia guide provides digestible information regarding the funding of presidential elections, dark-money, super PACs, philanthropy, advocacy, and much more. We hope you are able to Follow the Dollar with us through learning more about the influence of money on our democratic system.
Systematic Racism and Elections Education
We provide educational resources created by students, faculty, and staff focused on civic engagement and social justice. These election resources is the product of a Legacy Project by a Lucy Gordon and Tamara Smith. Our Undergraduate Coordinators worked to create these resource guides on becoming community activists.
Our Commitment to Democracy
Our Commitment to Democracy is a comprehensive action plan about efforts throughout the Stony Brook University community to cultivate, develop, and empower our students to make educated and informed decisions in upcoming elections and to successfully cast their ballots. Our action plan is developed by the University's 2020 Presidential Election Planning and Coordination Committee that includes representation from throughout the campus community: students, faculty, staff, senior administrators, community partners, and members of our surrounding communities as necessary and appropriate.