On Thursday, September 12, at the Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice, Community Change, the Center on Democracy and Organizing, Demos, the Open Society Foundations, and the Ford Foundation launched a new learning series called Realizing Democracy as a part of a kickoff event.
Watch highlights from the kickoff event here:
The event featured panels and discussions focused on the limits of our current democracy, and looked to the future to see what we can do to decentralize power and make our political system more inclusive and equitable for everyone.
The speakers, moderators, performers, and presenters at the kickoff event included Lisa García-Bedolla, Denice Frohman, Maria Torres-Springer, Tom Perriello, Emma Oppenheim, Ethan Frey, Sabeel Rahman, Hahrie Han, Chuck Mingo, DaMareo Cooper, Arisha Hatch, Grace Kim, Cleo Barnett, Felicia Wong, Anat Admati, Chris Hughes, Alison Hirsh, Erica Smiley, Lauren Jacobs, Dorian Warren, Alex Hertel-Fernandez, Jamila Michener, Lorella Praeli, Helen Gym, Aziz Rana, Elizabeth Hinton, Megan Ming Francis, and Astra Taylor.
To download a copy of the event's agenda, click here.
Thank you to everyone who attended and participated!