Picturing Democracy

“Picturing Democracy” is a series of programs designed to encourage critical thinking about American democracy. SC Humanities partnered with the College of Charleston in 2021 to offer three programs about the role of imagery in American democracy and how both information and misinformation can be spread through images. In 2022, SC Humanities is partnering with Clemson University to offer three additional programs focusing on different aspects of politics, the constitution, and democracy.

On September 19, 2022, the program “Democracy and the Constitution: The Role of the Supreme Court” took place at Clemson and as a virtual program. The program featured Dr. William Lasser, Executive Director of Clemson Honors; Dr/ Stephen Phillips of the Department of Political Science, and Dr. James Walker of the Department of Political Science. The event can be viewed online HERE.

On October 13, the program “Making Black Women’s Political Work Visible” took place at the Self Auditorium in the Strom Thurmond Center at Clemson.

Strom Thurmond Institute has metered parking for visitors along the Kappa Street road entrance off Perimeter Road. Additional parking is also available at the Brooks Center parking lot (intersection of Perimeter and Cherry Road) in the orange painted spaces without a white Brooks Center logo. Email Eva Welborn at emwelbo@clemson.edu with any questions or accessibility needs.

On Wednesday, November 2, there will be a virtual program on “An Academic View from Inside the White House Press Room” featuring Dr. Martha Kumar, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Towson University and Director of the White House Transition Project. The program will take place n Zoom from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Dr. Kumar has been observing the White House press corps from the vantage point of the White House Press briefing room since 1975.  Register for the virtual program here.

“Picturing Democracy” is a part of a national initiative spearheaded by the Federation of State Humanities Councils titled “Democracy and the Informed Citizen.”