Village SquareCast / Our Declaration with Dr. Danielle Allen

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Join us for a conversation with very special guest Dr. Danielle Allen — Harvard Professor, classicist, and political scientist, and the author of “Our Declaration,” a book about this critical moment in the future of building a multiracial democracy.

At a time when the future of American democracy is under threat from across the political spectrum — when a disturbingly high number of citizens seem to no longer believe in the American project — Dr. Allen’s body of work “thrillingly affirms the continuing relevance of America’s founding text, ultimately revealing what democracy actually means and what it asks of us.” Part democracy’s orator and part its master mechanic, Dr. Allen is uniquely equipped to guide us to the other side of our current crisis of faith in democracy.

Dr. Allen’s contributions to this moment in history are tangible and impactful — she recently co-chaired the comprehensive report Our Common Purpose: Reinventing American Democracy for the 21st Century.  Find Danielle Allen’s piece “How the Declaration of Independence Offers a Roadmap to a Better Union” in the Spring 2020 “Democracy Edition” of Forum Magazine (begins on page 22).

Join us for this important conversation about our future you won’t soon forget, facilitated by Dr. Nashid Madyun, Executive Director of Florida Humanities

Find this event, including speaker bios, online at The Village Square.

This program is part of the Created Equal and Breathing Free podcast series presented in partnership with Florida Humanities