Tell Me What Democracy Looks Like

20 Apr 2018
6:00 pm-7:00 pm
Deutsches Haus at NYU
42 Washington Mews, New York, NY 10003
 Free with RSVP

It was one of the most prominent chants at the Women’s March in 2017 and 2018, and other demonstrations advocating for human rights, women’s rights, immigration reform, racial equality, LGBTQ rights, reproductive rights, and healthcare reform. Here, “Tell me what democracy looks like,” is our cue for a discussion with Marion Brasch,  Zetta Elliott and Siri Hustvedt who will reflect on the current crises that democratic institutions and governments around the world are facing as part of the rise of strong populist movements. We will not only examine the power of everyday citizens to effect change through protest and resistance, but also their individual approaches to activism and how to fortify the democratic principles we rely on. Moderated by Marcia Pally.

Marcia Pally
Zetta Elliott
Marion Brasch
Siri Hustvedt