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Delivering Democracy Lecture

The word “democracy” is one of the most recognized, despised, venerated and misunderstood terms in the English language. Uttered often by Sly Stone’s “everyday people,” political agents, and business leaders alike, its potential, however, has yet to be fully realized, because it is routinely distorted, misjudged, and exploited. In order for American democracy to flourish and expand, its origins, evolution, and potency must be explained (by the world’s leading and inspirational visionaries) in an accessible and thought provoking way.

The Delivering Democracy Lecture will help turn the tide by enabling the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy to move Arizona to the frontline and center the conversation, on determining what democracy is, and how, if understood will lead citizens, to a higher level of freedom and prosperity. This annual lecture provides a platform for innovative, solution-oriented speakers to present major intellectual and new idea-based statements on participatory democracy. The Delivering Democracy Lecture will serve as a catalyst in the understanding, promotion, and deliverance of democracy to the people in Arizona, throughout the United States and beyond.

2017 Distinguished Lecturer:

Soledad O'Brien
Saturday, April 1  |  4 p.m.
Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church

More information to come!