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Slow Democracy and the Power of Community

Digital Event
November 2, 2022: 7:00 pm

Please note: this event has been changed to an online event using Zoom. Register now for this free talk.

Author and advocate Susan Clark explains the Slow Democracy movement in which ordinary people mobilize to find local solutions to local problems. In the process some find they can bridge the “us/them” divide so prevalent in our national politics today. Clark shares stories of democratic community building from across the nation, and gives practical tips for breaking down barriers.

Register for this free virtual talk

About Susan Clark

Susan Clark is coauthor of Slow Democracy: Rediscovering Community, Bringing Decision Making Back Home; and All Those In Favor, a book about Vermont town meetings (with Frank Bryan). Susan consults with communities across the Northeast on how to build inclusive, deliberative, and empowered public engagement. She is Middlesex town moderator.

Underwriter: Anne Commire Fund for Women in the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities Democracy and the Informed Citizen Initiative.

This program is part of the “Democracy and the Informed Citizen” initiative, administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The initiative seeks to deepen the public’s knowledge and appreciation of the vital connections between democracy, the humanities, journalism, and an informed citizenry.

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November 2, 2022
7:00 pm
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Joanne Pariseau
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