We are pleased to share volume 2, issue 1, of the Public Philosophy Journal. First presented at the 2018 Public Philosophy Network Conference in Boulder, Colorado, the majority of the essays in this issue were developed at the 2018 PPJ Collaborative Writing Workshop at Michigan State University. These essays have also completed the PPJ’s Formative Peer Review process, which aims to encourage generosity and collegiality among composers and review teams. Using the Journal’s primary style criteria, composers and reviewers craft publicly engaged scholarship that is relevant and accessible to the publics it seeks to serve. The essays in this issue address a wide range of pressing concerns: gun control, migration, Islamophobia, climate change, community-university collaboration, and building publics of philosophical conversation. Together with the composers, we hope these essays help advance ongoing discussions among key stakeholder communities and a broad readership. We hope you enjoy engaging with their work and that you will consider contributing work of your own.