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Wed, Jan 11


Virtual Discussion via Zoom

IF Open Community Conversations

A great opportunity to practice your collaborative discussion skills!

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IF Open Community Conversations
IF Open Community Conversations

Time & Location

Jan 11, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM EST

Virtual Discussion via Zoom

About the event

What would it look like if democracy were to collapse here in the US? Almost 3/4 of Americans think that American democracy is under threat and in 2021 the US was listed for the first time as a “backsliding democracy.”

Please join us for this 3-part interactive online discussion series about the authoritarian threats to our democracy. Our small-group conversations are designed for collaborative exploration. We will focus not on specific factual details, where few of us can be an expert, but on the broader meaning of what is happening as it relates to the prospects for democratic societies. Each of us is an expert about what democracy means for us. Bring your questions, concerns, and thoughts.

This 3-part Zoom series will explore ideas together in small group conversations. Each date has a separate registration, since each can stand on its own. But each discussion will build on the previous ones, so please register for as many as you can.

The possible topics (subject to change) are:

January 11, at 2PM ET: What would the end of democracy look like? Let’s explore the authoritarian threats to our democracy.

January 18, at 2PM ET: What are the key processes and institutions that we need to have a healthy democracy? What concerns do you have about the capacity of these processes and institutions to resist authoritarianism?

January 25, at 2PM ET: Democracy isn’t just about a form of government, it’s about a way of life in community. How does the rise of authoritarianism affect this broader sense of democracy?


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