Join members of Case Western Reserve University and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences Commission on the Practice of Democratic Citizenship for a discussion of “Our Common Purpose: Reinventing American Democracy for the 21st Century” Thursday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m. EDT.
The report and its recommendations seek to increase citizens’ capacity to engage in their communities, call attention to promising local initiatives around the country, combat rising threats to democratic self-government, and rebuild trust in political institutions. Commission representatives will provide a brief overview of the report’s key themes, followed by a panel discussion that will explore what those themes mean in the context of the national election and the first presidential debate.
Additionally, the panel will discuss what those themes mean in the broader effort to restore civic faith in America. No registration is necessary.
The Office of the Provost and Cuyahoga County Public Library will sponsor the event.