Study Group: Practitioners in American Democracy


Thursday, January 25, 2018, 4:30pm to 6:00pm


Ash Center Conference Room, 124 Mount Auburn Street, Suite 200-North

Join Miles Rapoport, Senior Practice Fellow in American Democracy at the Ash Center, for a spring semester study group with practitioners in the field of democratic governance. Study group participants will hear from advocates, organizers, elected officials, and policy innovators, and have the opportunity to discuss the latest strategies and leading organizations promoting democratic institutions and norms. Study group sessions are open to all Harvard ID holders. Refreshments will be provided. 

Building a Broad-Based Movement for Democracy Reform

Wendy FieldsThe inaugural study group session will feature Wendy Fields, Executive Director of the Democracy Initiative (DI). She brings over 25 years of experience as a trainer, organizer, and strategist to the DI with a special focus on economic and racial equality. Prior, she was the Vice President of Strategic Campaigns and Partnerships at Common Cause. She also spent 17 years at United Automobile Workers (UAW) including serving as Chief of Staff to President Bob King. Fields will discuss with study group participants the ways in which organizations can bring effective strategies for organizing and mobilizing to the critical issues of American Democracy today.

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