Panel: The Emerging Transformation: Practical Strategies for Systemic Local, Regional and National Change (co-sponsored with the Democracy Collaborative)

Many Americans sense that fundamental change is occurring in our country. At one level, the Trump era has undeniably brought intense divisions and trauma, but at a very different, deeper level, in communities nationwide there has been a steady but explosive growth of practical new, transformative and reparative economic, ecological and institution-building initiatives. This outline of a “next political-economic system” is quietly building just below the radar of everyday media awareness, just as what became the New Deal was, in fact, built upon new thinking and experiments developed in state and local “laboratories of democracy” in the decades before Franklin Roosevelt’s presidency. This panel with 4 leaders of The Democracy Collaborative, an R&D laboratory for the democratic economy, will present an overview report from the frontlines of this dynamic movement, which promises to usher in a new era of radical, system-altering change. Hosted by Gar Alperovitz, co-founder. With: Isaiah Poole, Vice President of Communications for The Democracy Collaborative; Johanna Bozuwa, Co-Manager of the Climate & Energy Program; Thomas Hanna, Director of Research and specialist in public ownership.

December 12th | 12:30 pm to 1:45 pm

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Gar Alperovitz
Democracy Collaborative
Isaiah Poole
Vice President of Communications
The Democracy Collaborative
Johanna Bozuwa
Co-Manager of the Climate and Energy Program
The Democracy Collaborative
Thomas Hanna
Research Director
The Democracy Collaborative
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