How Can We Make Democracy Work Better?

Our democracy appears to be in trouble with many sides polarized and each side vilifying each other. So what can one do to make a positive change? Rather than attacking the opposition, understanding their intensity and fears as well as understanding our own enables more effective democratic responses.

Join us in a Community Conversation as Sally Purath, longtime Poudre School District high school educator, leads a discussion on this important topic. Our discussion will begin with information from Jonathan Haidt’s book The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion*. His book discusses research on moral psychology and suggests ways to move forward on a personal level. We will then explore ways all of us can implement these ideas in our own communities.

Monday, May 21 12:00 – 1:30 pm 

Harmony Library Community Room  4616 S Shields Fort Collins

*The Informed Citizens Book Club discussed this book in 2016. If you missed the discussion you now have a second chance to learn about this informative book.

 


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