This event concluded on June 9, 2020. View the original description and event recording below.
Protests continue to sweep across the United States following the violent killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Breonna Taylor in Louisville, and countless others at the hands of police. Join the Ash Center for a conversation with leading scholars and practitioners about the protests, their place in the long fight for social justice, and what they tell us about the state of democracy in America today.
This event concluded on June 4, 2020. View the original description and event recording below.
Join the Ash Center for a International Festival of Arts and Ideas event. Former Connecticut Secretary of State Miles Rapoport will moderate a conversation with political commentator and author Heather McGhee, political activist and CEO of Voto Latino María Teresa Kumar, and political scholar Archon Fung, all of whom have spent their lives working to strengthen our democracy. Together...
This event concluded on May 27, 2020. View the original description and event recording below.
COVID-19 is amplifying a fundamental democratic mismatch: the vulnerable, often low-income and of-color, workers who are among the most affected by this pandemic have little influence over decisions — in companies and governments — about how this pandemic is managed.
This event concluded on May 19, 2020. View the original description and event recording below.
The hurricane that is COVID-19 is blowing through the 2020 elections. Across the board, and the aisle, election officials, election scholars, and voting rights advocates are currently working and debating how to make November a success, rather than a catastrophe. Join us for a discussion about how we can come together to both find and make real solutions to safe...
The Ash Center invites you to meet the inspiring generation organizing and advocating for the right to a healthy climate -- and reinventing democratic values and practices to be effective in times of climate change. During this event, we will hear from:
This event concluded on May 6, 2020. View the original description and event recording below.
Join us for a dynamic discussion on how organizing and social movement tactics and methods are changing in the COVID-19 era of physical distancing. Participants will learn what the priorities of social justice networks and organizations are, and how they have changed in the time of Coronavirus. We will also discuss what leaders in the field have been learning about power building in light of these changes.
This event concluded on April 27, 2020. View the original description and event recording below.
With coronavirus touching every corner of the globe, join us for a discussion with academics from Brazil, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States to compare the relationship between democratic governance and COVID-19 in different countries.
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Join Eric Wilson, Ash Center Technology and Democracy Fellow and Chief Digital Officer for America Rising, for a workshop on how to get your ideas noticed online and build a strategy for results. He’ll highlight key trends shaping the way ideas are spread online and adopted in real life. Participants will take part in an exercise to generate digital content designed to get noticed and drive action.
Join Ash Center fellows Miles Rapoport and Tova Wang for a study group series examining various aspects of the burgeoning democracy reform movement sweeping through states across the country. The final session is entitled "Universal Civic Duty Voting, An Idea for the Future: A Conversation with E.J. Dionne."
Despite the hardships we are living through, there are two things about our elections that dealing with COVID-19 has taught us: we have a tremendous need for ownership and participation in decision-making, and that ideas previously off the table...