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.
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.
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