We the People

A public series exploring civic issues - past and present

Timely topics, leading scholars, dynamic conversations

Join Civic Spirit to deepen your understanding of historic and contemporary issues facing our democracy.

When are the sessions?

Most sessions will be held over Zoom on weeknights at 7:30pm ET / 4:30pm PT.

How much does it cost?

While there is no cost to participants, we invite you to make a donation to Civic Spirit to help us continue to make our programs accessible to all.

Who teaches the sessions?

We the People sessions are led by cross-disciplinary scholars and civic education experts.

Check out the schedules and presenters bios from the 2021 and 2022 programs to learn more.

What are the sessions about?

Sessions focus on a range of topics relating to American democracy, pivotal moments in the American story, and our roles as citizens today.

Past sessions have included:

  • “Protecting the Freedom of Speech: Historical and Contemporary Challenges” with Floyd Abrams (watch recording here)
  • “Faith and Activism Behind Bars: A Rabbi and Reverend on the Legacy of MLK” with Rabbi Saul Berman and Revered Julie Johnson Staples (watch recording here)
  • “Alexis de Tocqueville: Democracy in America, Today” with Professor Susan McWilliams Barndt (watch recording here)

To watch recordings from other past sessions, we invite you to check out our Vimeo channel.

How do I register?

Registration for upcoming sessions will be posted soon.

Questions?  Contact Yael Steiner at yael@civicspirit.org