American Democracy Project

St. Cloud State University’s American Democracy Project Calendar 2015-2016

What is ADP? ADP is a multi-campus initiative focused on public higher education’s role in preparing the next generation of informed, engaged citizens for our democracy.

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  • 17th- Constitution Day Trivia 10-12 (Mall Area)
  • 17th- Monthly ADP Meeting 3:30-4:30 (Mississippi Room)
  • 17th- Constitution Day Celebration 5-8 (Stearns History Museum)
  • 23rd- Children of the Civil Rights Q & A with Director Clifford Noon (Ritsche)
  • 24th - Children of the Civil Rights Film Screening and Panel Discussion 5 pm (Miller Center Auditorium)


  • 15th- Monthly ADP Meeting 3:30-4:30 (Mississippi Room)


  • 18th- Oxfam Hunger Banquet 5:30-7 (Cascade Room)
  • 19th- Monthly ADP Meeting 3:30-4:30 (Mississippi Room)
  • 20th- Life Happens Event 10-12 (Cascade Room)


  • 9th – Department of Communication Studies Student Performance “Student Debt: The Cost Of Hope” 7 pm (Headley Hall 227)


  • 18th- CARE MLK Breakfast and Service Day (Atwood Ballroom)
  • 21st- Monthly ADP Meeting 3:30-4:30 (Mississippi Room)
  • 21st- Spring Film Series Matewan Showing 2-4:30 (Miller Center Auditorium)
  • 26th- Spring Film Series Matewan Discussion 2-3:15 (TBA)


  • 10th- Robert Putnam’s Our Kids Round Table 9-11 (Cascade)
  • 10th- Economic Outlook Panel and Reception 5-8 (Kelly Inn Ballroom)
  • 11th- 54th Annual Winter Institute 8-3 (Atwood Memorial Center)
  • 18th- Monthly ADP Meeting 3:30-4:30 (Mississippi Room)


  • 17th- Monthly ADP Meeting 3:30-4:30 (Mississippi Room)


  • 6th- Public Deliberation Forum 5:30-7:30 (Cascade)
  • 21st- Monthly ADP Meeting 3:30-4:30 (TBD)

Constitution Day Trivia: Come and test your knowledge of the U.S. Constitution and compete for prizes!

Monthly ADP Meetings: All faculty, staff and students are invited and encouraged to attend our monthly meetings that focus on discussions, event planning, communities of practice and more!

Constitution Day Celebration: All community members are invited to Stearns History Museum for an evening all about the U.S. Constitution and a special keynote speech by Secretary of State Steve Simon.

Oxfam Hunger Banquet: The event is social, educational and experiential. It focuses on local and global issues of hunger, socio-economic status, inequities and opportunities to take action.  At this interactive event, the place where you sit, and the meal that you eat, are determined by the luck of the draw—just as in real life some of us are born into relative prosperity and others into poverty. 

Life Happens: A Work, Class and Access to Resources Exercise by Dr. Tracy Ore: This exercise is intended to aid participants in understanding the impact of socioeconomic status on an individual's life chances.

Student Performance "Student Debt: The Cost of Hope": Students in CMST 310 Performance and Literature research the complex social structure that creates and maintains student debt.  As well as critically reflecting upon and writing their own story, students also perform the diverse stories of others dealing with the student debt crisis.  Discussion immediately following the performance. For more information contact Dr. Tami Spry at

CARE MLK Breakfast and Service Day: The 2016 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Day of Service and Celebration is set aside for students, faculty, staff and community members to come together, engage in conversations and interactions on things that matter; to critically analyze and think on how to create positive change, and to do the required actions to support the well-being of everyone in our own community. Sponsored by: Community Anti-Racism Education Initiative (C.A.R.E)

Film Screening: Join Dr. Chris Jordan from the Department of Film Studies for a viewing and discussion on Matewan. This film connects a 1920’s coal miner’s strike with issues on economic inequality, unions and more.

Public Deliberation Forum: Please mark your calendars and stay tuned for additional details.