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People, Participation, and Power in Civil Society Organizing

In this informative and inspiring discussion, “Realizing Democracy: Turning Participation Into Power,” we explore the power relationships between civil society, the public sector, and market forces in American democracy, and ask how civil society groups should organize people to change the rules and conditions by which elites currently prosper.


Lissy Romanow, executive director of Momentum; Sochie Nnaemeka, director of the New York Working Families Party; and Joseph McKellar, co-director of PICO California, share how their organizations approach these questions, discuss how COVID-19 is changing their work, and explore what role civil society will need to play in realizing a multi-racial, 21st-century, American democracy.

Realizing Democracy is excited to partner with the Stanford Social Innovation Review to present this conversation.