In 2013, Amanda Epstein '15 and Alexandra Willingham '15 won the legislative hearing at the Debating for Democracy (D4D) conference for their letter to State Senator Edwin B. Erickson (R-PA) concerning the parental notification section of the Pennsylvania Abortion Control Act. Are you passionate about a social problem which could have a legislative solution? Want to earn money for your cause and an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City? Debating for Democracy (D4D) can help you publicly highlight an issue you care about. You could also be eligible to receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the D4D Conference in New York City on March 19 and 20. Competition details and deadlines can be found below.

The Lang Center serves as a home base for many activities and programs linking the campus to communities in the U.S. and abroad through service and social action. We sponsor and co-sponsor conferences, speakers and workshops that will educate and inform the community service, social action, and social justice work of students, staff, faculty and community members. It may be possible to obtain co-sponsorship from the Lang Center for events or other opportunities that are commensurate with the mission of the Center. Interested? Complete the Lang Center Funding Application [pdf] and submit to Delores Robinson (drobins2).