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      OLLI at UVM Reading Workshop How Democracies Survive with Rebecca Starks in Burlington


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      September 26, 2018

      Wednesday   5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (weekly on Wednesdays for 1 times)

      322 South Prospect Street
      Burlington, Vermont 05401

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      OLLI at UVM Reading Workshop How Democracies Survive with Rebecca Starks

      Reading excerpts from Levitsky and Ziblatt’s 2018 book How Democracies Die and from other contemporary writings, we will consider where the U.S. falls in the current global democratic regression/authoritarian wave; discuss the responsibility of political parties and the role of media and social media; read true and fictional stories of living under authoritarian rule; and reflect on what actions are best for saving democracy under threat, including what makes for effective protest marches to boycotts to protest poetry.

      Week 1: Global Democratic Regression: 20th and 21st Centuries
      Week 2: Stories of Living Under Authoritarian Rule
      Week 3: Political Parties, Media, and Social Media
      Week 4: Saving Democracy: What Works?

      Cost: $60 Registration Required

      Categories: Education | Literary & Books | Politics & Activism

      This event repeats weekly on Wednesdays for 1 times: Sep 26

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.
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