Delivering Democracy 2021

Saturday, April 17, 2021

2 p.m. (AZ time)




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Our Delivering Democracy 2021 featuring Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II in conversation with CSRD Director Lois Brown was an international conversation that involved an audience of over 15,000 in 11 countries and 20 states. Watch the powerful conversation here:


Delivering Democracy 2021 video
About Delivering Democracy:

Inaugurated in 2014, Delivering Democracy has become one of the most anticipated annual events at ASU and in the communities of which the university and the center are a part. The program invites us all to consider the nature of democracy and the subtle, explicit, historic and contemporary issues that shape this essential national ideal. Delivering Democracy features visionary individuals who challenge the traditional boundaries of democratic ideals and address key challenges that emerge around issues of race and democracy. The CSRD envisions Delivering Democracy as a safe and inclusive space that enables us to overcome polarization and division. Join us for a memorable afternoon that provides an invaluable opportunity to enhance our shared understanding of the roots and possibilities of democratic striving.

Program Schedule:

1:15 p.m. (AZ time)

Online check in begins

1:45 p.m. (AZ time)

Mini-Concert, Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church Choir

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. (AZ time)

 Delivering Democracy 2021
An Online Dynamic Interactive Dialogue 


¡Acompáñenos para Delivering Democracy 2021 con Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II!

Participe en la Feria de Recursos Comunitarios y disfrute del concierto del coro de la Iglesia Bautista Pilgrim Rest que precede el dinámico diálogo de Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II.

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Sobre el evento:

Inaugurado en 2014, el programa Delivering Democracy es un evento anual que se ha convertido en uno de los eventos más esperados en ASU y en las comunidades que forman parte de la universidad y el Centro para el Estudio de la Raza y la Democracia. Delivering Democracy nos invita a todos a considerar la naturaleza de la democracia y los problemas sutiles, explícitos, históricos y contemporáneos que configuran este ideal nacional esencial. Delivering Democracy presenta individuos visionarios que desafían los límites tradicionales de los ideales democráticos y abordan los desafíos principales que surgen en torno a cuestiones de raza y democracia. El CSRD visualiza este aclamado evento anual como una reunión segura y inclusiva que nos permite superar la polarización y la división. Acompáñenos para una tarde memorable que brinda una oportunidad invaluable para mejorar nuestra comprensión compartida de las raíces y posibilidades del esfuerzo democrático.

Horario del Programa:


1:15 p.m. (AZ time)

Online check in begins

1:45 p.m. (AZ time)

Mini-Concert, Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church Choir

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. (AZ time)

 Delivering Democracy 2021
An Online Dynamic Interactive Dialogue 


Speaker Bio

The Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II is a champion of civil rights, human rights and courageous social transformation.  His intentional leadership, unwavering commitment to bold organizing, compelling oratory and visionary writing has called many together to honor humanity and to work tirelessly to achieve necessary and urgent social, economic, political and cultural change. 

Reverend Barber is the President and Senior Lecturer of Repairers of the Breach and Co-Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call For Moral Revival. He also is Bishop with The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries, Visiting Professor at Union Theological Seminary, and Pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church, Disciples of Christ in Goldsboro, North Carolina.  During his 11-year tenure as president of the North Carolina NAACP, he presided over the largest state conference in the South and he currently sits on the National NAACP Board of Directors.  

He is a 2018 recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship, 2015 recipient of the Puffin Award for Creative Citizenship and 2015 recipient of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms award. In 2019, he was awarded the North Carolina Award, the highest civilian honor that is bestowed by the state. 

Reverend Barber is a purposeful public intellectual who has appeared on major news networks such as CNN and MSNBC and been featured in The New York TimesThe Washington Post and The Nation. He is the author of four acclaimed books that have underscored for many his deep understanding of both the power and potential of true democracy.  His best-selling books include We Are Called to Be a Movement (2020); Revive Us Again: Vision and Action in Moral Organizing (2018), The Third Reconstruction: How a Moral Movement Is Overcoming the Politics of Division and Fear (2016); and Forward Together: A Moral Message for the Nation (2014).

Dr. Barber is the architect of the Forward Together Moral Movement. This historic effort brought tens of thousands of North Carolinians and other moral witnesses together in a peaceful 2013 gathering to encourage North Carolina state legislators to embrace moral public policy agendas. Three years later, in 2016, Rev. Dr. Barber led the largest coordinated action ever implemented in the United States and with thousands of individuals, Reverend Barber again called on state governments to embrace moral public policy.  In 2017, Rev. Barber led over 800,000 people in the largest moral march in North Carolina state history, again with the goal of encouraging legislators to enact moral public policies.  

Reverend Barber’s work is deeply inclusive and consistently reflects his unwavering commitment to civil and human rights of all people.  He is a celebrated speaker who has been sought out by a wide variety of organizations ranging from the 2016 Democratic Convention to small organizing committees of domestic workers, fast food workers, and national gatherings of Christians, Muslims, Jews, and other people of faith. 


Virtual Zoom
Saturday, April 17, 2021
2:00 p.m. (AZ time)

Free | Online | Open to the Public

Registration Information:

  • Individual registrations must be completed for each person attending. 
  • The same email and contact information can be used for multiple registrations, but we do request the name of each person attending. Those with duplicate registrations will be contacted.
  • If you have any questions, please contact our office at 602-496-1376 or by email at


Your service as a volunteer will help make this program a great success and have a positive impact on our community. Be an Architect of Change and sign up to volunteer with the CSRD!

Volunteer Information:

  • Volunteer opportunities include supporting our Virtual Interactive Community Resource Fair.  
  • Volunteer shifts are available between 12 and 3:15 p.m. on April 17, 2021.
  • Each volunteer shift is a minimum of 1 hour.
  • The CSRD is happy to sign off on your community service/volunteer paperwork or to write letters on your behalf that note your volunteer contributions.
  • If these shifts do not fit with your schedule, but you would still like to volunteer, please contact us to arrange a custom volunteer schedule. 

Virtual Resource Fair


Our Community Resource partners are a vital part of our annual Delivering Democracy program.  Learn more about our Community Resource partners, their missions and their work.  

We invite you to connect virtually with Arizona-based, national and international Community Resource partners in customized Zoom sessions that will be held WED. APR 14 - FRI. APR 16 from 4-5 pm AZ time.  We will be hosting interactive Zoom sessions with community partners and Delivering Democracy 2021 attendees can choose the Zoom rooms that they want to visit.  Plan your engagement with community partners, just click on the link below. 

What:   Delivering Democracy Virtual Community Resource Fair 

When:  WED. APR 14 - FRI. APR 16,  2021 from 4-5 pm AZ time

Where: Livestream and interactive zoom sessions with community organizations

Please see below for details about the organizations participating in our 2021 Virtual Resource Fair.  Please click their logo to learn more. 

Organizations Logo Organizations Mission
aps Create a sustainable energy future for Arizona, serve our customers with clean, reliable affordable energy.
aclu The ACLU is our nation's guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone.
aihec AIHEC is the collective spirit and unifying voice of our nation's Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs). AIHEC provides leadership and influences public policy on American Indian and Alaska Native higher education issues through advocacy, research, and programmatic initiatives; promotes and strengthens Indigenous languages, cultures, communities, lands, and tribal nations; and through its unique position, serves member institutions and emerging TCUs.
au Americans United for Separation of Church and State is a nonpartisan educational and advocacy organization dedicated to advancing the separation of religion and government as the only way to ensure freedom of religion, including the right to believe or not believe, for all.
azcaar Give Voice and Visibility to African Americans in Arizona
arizona center To promote accessible, high-quality expanded learning opportunities for all Arizona children and youth by focusing on professional development, advocacy, and capacity building in the out-of-school time community.
aafeo AAFEO’s mission is to reduce the recidivism in adults and youth through active engagement and community embeddedness. Our purpose is to assist ex-offenders, adults and youth in maintaining and staying out of prison, jail and youth facilities by providing direct assistance, information and mentoring. Along with resources to assist adults and youth prevention and intervention with all aspects of reentry into society.
afn Inviting people into meaningful relationships, shared prayer and dialogue rooted in our faith traditions, and actions that influence public awareness, engagement and policy.
ahs Connecting people through the power of Arizona’s history.
indian ​The mission of the Association is to lead the grassroots fight to protect Native American Cultural Sovereignty.
black alliance ‍Empowering and building a thriving black community.
big brothers Create and support one to one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.
booker We will nurture young children through quality preschool programs. We will inspire children to use creativity and discover the world around them......
books Books to Prisoners is a Seattle-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to foster a love of reading behind bars, encourage the pursuit of knowledge and self-empowerment, and break the cycle of recidivism. We believe that books are tools for learning and for opening minds to new ideas and possibilities, and engage incarcerated individuals with the benefits of reading by mailing tens of thousands of free books to inmates across the country each year.
furniss The purpose of our worker cooperative is to create stable job opportunities for members, to increase autonomy, to decrease alienation, and to build infrastructure for social change. All Members of the Cooperative value equality and respect, seek to develop and utilize clear and transparent communication, to mindfully use technology for the benefit of people and planet, and work to create a just and healthy workplace. We additionally collaborate and ally with other cooperatives and organizations that do the same.
cross Our mission is to reduce recidivism through holistic classes and programs.
etc The Emerson Theater Collaborative (ETC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to serve youth, under-represented communities and artists with an emphasis on diversity, by producing innovative and thought-provoking theater both in southeastern Connecticut and Sedona, Arizona.   For more information, go to
ftc Fix the Court is a national, nonpartisan organization that advocates for non-ideological “fixes” that would make the federal courts, and primarily the U.S. Supreme Court, more open and more accountable to the American people.
marcus Advance American Indian Art
heritage Heritage Square Foundation is dedicated to preserving and sharing the stories, collection, historic buildings and grounds of Heritage Square, serving as a relevant, engaging, and inclusive community resource and as a tangible connection to our diverse local history.
hace To positively impact the American workplace by cultivating the pipeline of Latino talent and providing Latino professionals the insight, access, and support to be successful in their careers.
mfv Mi Familia Vota’s mission is to build Latino political power by expanding the electorate, strengthening local infrastructures, and through year-round voter engagement. We are also training the next generation of leaders by opening opportunities through our Youth Development Programs and through our Mi Familia Vota work.
mf Our mission is to offer scientifically-informed programs based in trauma-informed Mindful Awareness and Social-Emotional Learning which equitably support children, educators and communities with tools to manage stress and navigate life’s challenges.
nh To provide accessible holistic patient centered care, to empower our community to achieve the highest quality health and well-being.
oca OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates Greater Phoenix Chapter is a 501c3 non-profit member of OCA National. We are an organization dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans, touching tens of thousands of individuals each year through its extensive network of over 100 chapters, affiliates, and partners from around the country. The OCA Greater Phoenix chapter operates here in the valley by interacting with the local Phoenix community, promoting civic engagement, and developing leadership within the youth through educational programs.
pflag PFLAG envisions a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. Our mission is to build on a foundation of loving families united with LGBTQ+ people and allies who support one another, and to educate ourselves and our communities to speak up as advocates until all hearts and minds respect, value and affirm LGBTQ people.
promise At Promise Arizona, we believe in promoting diversity, opportunity, and progress in everything we do. We do this by building power in our community, championing family and cultural values, and connecting people to life-changing resources. Our faith-based organization relies on members and volunteers to help build young community leaders and to create positive change in Arizona.
raven RAVEN raises legal defence funds to assist Indigenous Peoples in Canada to defend their rights and the integrity of their traditional lands and cultures.
stk Save the Kids is a fully volunteer national organization dedicated to alternatives and the end of the incarceration of all youth and the school to prison pipeline.
ASA logo The student-led, non-partisan Arizona Students’ Association works to actively empower the student voice, create concrete change, and advocate for student issues by developing student leaders; initiating and executing grassroots campaigns; raising awareness; creating a firm foundation on our stances through proper research; and engaging our government officials at a local, state, and national level.
welcome The Welcome to America Project celebrates refugees and accelerates their self-sufficiency by providing personal, meaningful welcomes and continued connections. We share transportation, technology and transformational resources to enhance success, so that refugees do not just resettle in our country, they find community and flourish. We create impacts that last a lifetime for the refugees as well as the volunteers who serve.