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The 6th event in the annual "Created Equal" series - offered by Leon County and The Village Square with support from Florida Humanities (including facilitation by Keith Simmons) features prominent historians marking this momentous history and considering how we continue to stretch toward freedom today. The panel included Florida A&M University's Dr. Larry Rivers, University of Florida's Dr. Paul Ortiz, and the founding director of John G. Riley Museum and
As current events batter already weakened institutions of democracy, it's increasingly hard to navigate how we gather together under the banner of "e pluribus unum." We'll be joined by humanities and presidential scholar Clay Jenkinson as we struggle together to understand (and learn lessons from) the tumult of our times.
New York Times bestselling author and award-winning investigative journalist Amanda Ripley joins us to offer up a brilliant and frame-shifting understanding of conflict from the most distant political conflict to the most intimately personal conflict in our closest relationships from her most recent book "High Conflict: Why We Get Stuck and How We Get Out." As Amanda introduces us to compelling people in high conflict situations somehow written more like
Please join us virtually as we welcome our very special guest Dr. Danielle Allen, Harvard University Professor, classicist, and political scientist, and author of Our Declaration, a book about this critical moment in the future of building a multiracial democracy. At a time when the future of American democracy is under threat from across the political spectrum and a disturbingly high number of citizens seem to no longer believe in
Online trolls and political disinformation. Cancel culture and Twitter pile-ons. We’re living in a time when truth itself is under perpetual assault by growing numbers of our fellow citizens (and more than a few Russian bots) who simply don’t want to believe anything that they — well — didn’t already want to believe. This rising tide of illiberalism from across the political spectrum has many of us yammering on until
Dr. Theodore R. Johnson sees both a Promise “big enough for all of us” and an existential threat if we cannot somehow find each other to live into it. And at a time when it’s easy to be overwhelmed and confused, he lights a path forward that we might travel together—with wisdom and clarity that draws us in. Join us as Dr. Johnson makes an invitation—and a challenge—to all of
How do societies respond to great demographic change? This question lingers over the contemporary politics of the United States and other countries where persistent immigration has altered populations and may soon produce a majority minority milestone. Or where the original ethnic or religious majority loses its numerical advantage to one or more foreign-origin minority groups. Until now, most of our knowledge about large-scale responses to demographic change has been based
Dr. Robb Willer of the Polarization and Social Change Lab at Stanford University has been working on understanding the moral underpinnings of this accelerating anger, and his research shows everyone is speaking different languages. This conversation makes Robb, a move buff, think of zombie apocalypse movies and wonder if everyone is acting like "foot soldiers in the army of the undead" in political conversations. Join Dr. Willer for highly-relatable, user-friendly,
Ready to fight back against the confusion, heartbreak, and madness of a dangerously divided time? Find the answers by talking with people--rather than about them--and asking questions across the divides. Seeking where people are coming from is easier than previously thought. Attendance is free but registration is required. Mónica Guzmán is Director of Digital and Storytelling at braver Angels, a nonprofit working to depolarize America, host of the Crosscut interview
After spending a year as a Bartley fellow at the Wall Street Journal, Chloé Valdary developed The Theory of Enchantment, an innovative framework for compassionate antiracism that combines social-emotional learning, character development, and interpersonal growth as tools for leadership development in the boardroom and beyond. She has also lectured in universities across America, including Harvard and Georgetown. Her work has been covered in Psychology Today Magazine, and her writings have