Rescuing Democracy: A Community Conversation

Date: 
Sat, Nov 11, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

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Registration Required - Limited Seating
Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rescuing-democracy-a-community-conversation-tickets-38567565627?aff=es2

For centuries, America’s democratic ideals have been compromised by the realities of race, class, and gender hierarchy. Today, not only do those realities continue, they are being exploited by the highest offices in the land to sow confusion, and prevent cooperation among Americans of common political interests. How can America finally establish democracy as a reality and work to protect it from anti-democratic forces? This conference will provide the opportunity to answer that question and to register with organizations that are working toward that end.

Agenda:
WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION, 1:00 PM – 1:25 PM
La’Ron Williams, B.F.A., Professional Storyteller and Racial Justice Educator

THE MEANING OF DEMOCRACY IN THE U.S., 1787-1877, 1:25 PM - 2:25 PM
Howard Brick, Ph.D., Louis Evans Professor of History, University of Michigan

Break: 2:25 PM - 2:35 PM

DEMOCRACY & AMERICA’S CONTRADICTORY REALITY, 2:35 PM - 3:35 PM
Peter Hammer, J.D., Ph.D., Director of Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights, Professor of Law, Wayne State University

Break: 3:35 PM - 3:45 PM

DEMOCRACY OR RACIAL OLIGARCHY? 3:45 PM—4:45 PM
Vincent Hutchings, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, Research Professor at the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan

CLOSING: SIGN-UP FOR DEMOCRACY ACTION GROUPS, 4:45 PM to 5:10 PM
La’Ron Williams, B.F.A., Professional Storyteller and Racial Justice Educator

TO REGISTER: go to Eventbrite.com and search for Ann Arbor, November 11, Rescuing Democracy Conference and follow the prompts. Or, type the following into your browser window: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rescuing-democracy-a-community-conversation-tickets-38567565627?aff=es2

PRESENTED BY: WASHTENAW FACES RACE, an inter-racial, interdisciplinary group that works to dismantle structural racism in Washtenaw County. Email: WFacesRace@gmail.com

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Location: 
Crane Liberal Arts Building, Washtenaw Community College
Address: 
4800 E Huron River Dr, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105

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