Meetings & Events

We post our own events plus other events in the community we believe might be of interest to our members. If you want to share an event, email us at

Please note that WJCC Democrats are prohibited from endorsing a candidate for office in contested races before the Democratic nominee has been chosen. We are happy to share events in our community for ALL Democratic candidates. Email us the info to the address above.

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

WJCC Democrats meet on the third Thursday of every month at 7 pm at the Historic Triangle Community Services Building, 312 Waller Mill Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185.

Building Militaries in Fragile States

January 25, 2018
5 pm
College of William and Mary
​Integrated Science Center 1221
540 Landrum Drive

Dr. Mara Karlin served as President Obama's Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Force Development.  She is Associate Director and Associate Professor of the Practice of Strategic Studies at Johns Hopkins-SAIS and non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.

Since the end of World War II, U.S. administrations of both parties have relied on a time-honored foreign policy tool: training and equipping foreign militaries. Seeking to stabilize fragile states, the United States has adopted this approach in nearly every region of the world over the last 70 years. And yet, the record for success is thin. Mara Karlin, a scholar-policymaker, examines when, why, and under what circumstances the United States can be more successful in doing so.

​This event is hosted by the College of William and Mary.

"Backpack Full of Cash" Film Showing 

February 13, 2018​

6 pm
College of William and Mary
​School of Education
301 Monticello Avenue

"Narrated by Matt Damon, this feature-length documentary explores the growing privatization of public schools and the resulting impact on America's most vulnerable children. Filmed in Philadelphia, New Orleans, Nashville and other cities, BACKPACK FULL OF CASH takes viewers through the tumultuous 2013-14 school year, exposing the world of corporate-driven education 'reform' where public education -- starved of resources -- hangs in the balance."

This event is hosted by the WJCC PTA Council, the League of Women Voters of the Williamsburg Area and the William and Mary School of Education.

WJCC Democrats Meet

February 15, 2018
7 pm
Historic Triangle Community Services Building
312 Waller Mill Road

Speakers: Edwin Santana, candidate for Congress (CD1) and Karen Mallard, candidate for Congress (CD2)