WAUSAU, Wis.(WAOW) — Local communities from central Wisconsin and the Midwest met at the UW-Stevens Point Wausau Center for Civic Engagement, for a Democracy Symposium on Thursday.
The symposium addressed a range of topics; some including self-empowerment, unity within communities regardless of political differences, the importance of having a voice, and reviving active citizenship across America.
“We have to learn the skills and the mindset of working across our differences, and understanding that all of us as everyday folks are the ones we’ve been waiting for,” said Democracy Symposium organizer Harry Boyte. “Nobody is going to fix our problems for us.”
Participants were able to gain multiple perspectives from internationally recognized leaders with diverse work backgrounds.
The main goals of the symposium were to enlighten, educate, and empower.