2021

2021 Nov 17

Getting Past Partisanship and Polarization: Community Civic Infrastructure

4:00pm to 5:15pm

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Driven by hyperpolarization and partisan media, Americans are demonizing and othering their neighbors and peers with different views—breaking down community bonds along the way. To rebuild the civic fabric of our society and strengthen democracy, how can we bring people together and build community trust?

Community civic infrastructures: places where people feel safe to explore their differences, aided by facilitative leaders, with access to trusted local media and supported by the necessary resource, are essential to enabling citizens to discover common ground and solve problems... Read more about Getting Past Partisanship and Polarization: Community Civic Infrastructure
2021 Nov 18

Overcoming Racism to Build a True Democracy: Two Authors Share the Way Forward

4:00pm to 5:00pm

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Confronting racism directly and building a fully inclusive democracy are completely intertwined. Two authors with strong history in the democracy movement have recently written forcefully and personally on the subject. Heather McGhee served as President of Demos before writing the New York Times bestseller The Sum of Us, and Theodore Johnson, after serving twenty years in the military, is the Director of the Fellows Program at the Brennan Center for Justice and the author of the just-published When the Stars Begin to Fall. Harvard Law...

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2021 Nov 01

Democracy Deep Dive: January 6th and the Threat to American Democracy

4:00pm

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The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee issued a major report last month claiming to show “the American people just how close we came to a constitutional crisis” during the events before and after the January 6 “capitol insurrection.” This crisis was prevented only by “a number of upstanding Americans in the Department of Justice.” “Donald Trump was unable to bend the department to his will. But it was not due to a lack of effort,” the report goes on. But, the Republicans on the Judiciary Committee responded that Trump “did not weaponize DOJ for his personal or campaign purposes” in their...

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