Imagining Real Democracy discussion series, at West 7th Mississippi Market, 1500 West 7th street in St. Paul.
6-6:30 social gathering (get food from the market and gather in the meeting room)
6:30-8:30 program and discussion
The Saint Paul Area affiliate is beginning a discussion series this month. The topics for the next five months are: Other Constitutions & Imagining Another (video), Net Neutrality & Democracy, We the People 2.0 (video), Capitalism & Democracy, and Divided We Fall (video).
Pre-register at email@example.com to receive readings in advance of the discussion. Type “Imagining Democracy” in the subject line. This is not necessary but will be helpful for your participation.
March 25 - We the People 2.0 (video) The story unfolds through the eyes of rural people who have faced decades of toxic dumps, drilling and mines in their communities. We learn with them that the reason why, in spite of all their efforts, they “get what they don’t want, again and again,” is because they are, by law, truly powerless in spite of propaganda that says they live in the “best democracy in the world.” These people come to understand that the reason they can’t stop the destruction is that the US has become an oligarchy, run by the corporate few who ignore the rights and will of the people.
Contact: Becky at firstname.lastname@example.org