Hope for Democracy—A National Conversation

“Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning and Connection for the America We Want” is a wonderfully optimistic and idea-packed volume by activist Frances Moore Lappé and organizer-scholar Adam Eichen. It’s one of the denomination-wide Common Reads suggested by the Unitarian Universalist Association. On Sunday, March 11 at 1 PM, we will explore the ideas of Lappé, Eichen and the others they have studied.

The reading group is moving toward actions.

On Sunday, March 11 seventeen UUS:E members had a lively discussion about Daring Democracy by Frances Moore Lappe and Adam Eichen. Although the book starts with a thorough, but depressing, list of the ways that the anti-democracy forces have systematically worked to suppress our freedoms, it ends with many uplifting examples of groups taking counter-actions to support a new Democracy Movement. Our group is considering possible actions (such as voter registration drives, panel discussions on campaign finance reform, or candidate forums) and will be discussing various possibilities and sharing resources that each participant has been exploring. If you would like to participate in this group, our next meeting is in the Chapel from 1-3PM on April 8. If you would like to examine the various handouts and assignments from the first meeting, please contact Jay Stewart (JStewart@Hartford.edu).

Sunday, April 8 at 1 PM

Please sign  Annie Gentile to receive questions to consider while reading the book. Co-sponsored with the Social Justice/Anti-Oppression and Denominational Affairs committees.

Sign up by calling the church office, 860-646-5151 or by email at uuseoffice@uuse.org. Please include your name, course name and date.

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