Citizen Demos: Revisiting Democracy
April 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
Hartford Public Library
Center for Contemporary Culture Auditorium, 1st Floor
500 Main Street, Hartford, Connecticut
International critical thinker, speaker, and conflict resolution practitioner ASHOK PANIKKAR will join community and civic leaders, students, educators, and humanities scholars in a conversation about the culture and values of Democracy, the challenges it faces, and our roles as “citizens” in strengthening it. The event will consist of a forty-five minute talk by Mr. Panikkar followed by a one-hour facilitated discussion with Mr. Panikkar and audience members.
Democracy is an extraordinary experiment in self-government. However, it is also in serious crisis today, globally. Even in the United States, once seen as the bastion of democracy, we are seeing ever growing political, social and racial and ethnic divides and, more critically, an impatience with and cynicism about democracy itself. Can we, as “citizens” in our Democracy, revive the culture of Democracy and renew its promise? This interesting talk will help us discover our true potential as Citizens Demos, as agents of democratic renewal!
This event is free and open to the general public, but those who want to attend must pre-register. For more information and to register to attend the event, please go to the following FACEBOOK event page: www.facebook.com/CTCivicAmbassadors. You can also register by emailing email@example.com.
This event is co-sponsored by the Hartford Public Library. It is part of the Connecticut Civic Ambassadors Program.
This event is made possible thanks to the generosity of CT Humanities and the Connecticut General Assembly. Connecticut Humanities, a non-profit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, provides opportunities to explore the history, literature and the vibrant culture that make our state, cities and towns attractive places to live and work. Learn more by visiting cthumanities.org.