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Slow Democracy and the Power of Neighborliness

April 3
7:00 pm


Ilsley Public Library
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Freedom of Speech by Norman Rockwell (1894–1978)

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.

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The First Wednesdays talks presented in partnership with Middlebury College and the Mellon Foundation are part of Listening & Speaking in Public Spheres, an initiative that calls upon students, faculty and the broader Middlebury, Vermont community to strengthen capacities for productive discourse in the public sphere by developing new tools for engagement.

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Chris Kirby
Phone:
(802) 388-4095

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Ilsley Public Library
75 Main St
Middlebury, VT 05753 United States
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Website:
http://www.ilsleypubliclibrary.org/