Community Coalition hosting discussion and speaker June 14 on state of democracy in US

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 8 June 2022 at 12:11 pm

Photo by Ginny Kropf: Kim Remley and Robert Golden are members of the Community Coalition for Justice, which is sponsoring a talk on “Our Democracy/Republic, Where Does it Stand?” June 14 at Hoag Library.

ALBION – A professor at Brockport State College will be the featured speaker at an evening on democracy June 14 at Hoag Library, sponsored by the Community Coalition for Justice.

Steven Jurek, chair of the Department of Political Science and International Studies at Brockport, will address “U.S. Democracy/Republic” appropriately on Flag Day, said Robert Golden, chair of the Community Coalition for Justice. The discussion, which begins at 6:30 p.m., will address the state of our democracy and the challenges it currently faces.

Included in his talk will be the definition of democracy, its strengths and weaknesses and how they are measured; American democracy in a comparative context; 21st century technology’s impact on democracy (24/7 news, the Internet and social media); the challenges of information literacy; and the road ahead.

Jurek has a masters and PhD in political science from the University of Buffalo.

A question and answer period will follow the presentation. Light refreshments will be served. For more information Golden may be contacted at (585) 682-4821 or

The Community Coalition for Justice includes members from Hoag Library, Albion Betterment Committee, Pullman Universalist Church, People Embracing Diversity (a joint committee of local church members) and the Social Justice Committee.