2019 Southeast Spring State
April 6 - April 7
America Moving Forward: Democracy in the 21st Century
Every era brings change—cultural, environmental, and political. Over the decades, democracy in the United States has adapted to new conditions. In the 21st century, radical developments in science and technology has led to great political and cultural upheaval. With rising threats to American influence in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, some argue that democracy faces serious challenge with the rise of authoritarianism and demagoguery.
At Spring State, JSA delegates from across the nation will propose a myriad of options and solutions to the global, national, and local issues arising for democracy in the 21st century. Listen to the debates, propose a Thought Talk, and engage in civil dialogue to improve the understanding—and change—the democracy we live in.
Armed with new knowledge, delegates will be empowered to activate change in their communities. In addition to discussing the future of global democracy, JSA delegates will also campaign, vote, and elect new JSA leaders.