Alfred Landecker Democracy Fellows gathered to debrief the violent January 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol and the implications this assault has had on the future of democracy–an assault fueled by conspiracy theories and former US President Donald Trump himself. From there, they deliberated on how we can depolarize our communities and call civil society into action in order to protect and strengthen democratic societies.
Now more than ever, it is critical to be in touch and to share views about the political, social, economic, and cultural pressures on our societies.
In the words of Humanity in Action Executive Director Judith Goldstein, “Now more than ever, it is critical to be in touch and to share views about the political, social, economic, and cultural pressures on our societies. How fortunate we are to be able to engage in challenging conversations with the 2020/2021 Landecker Fellows, who have shared their insightful views with us.”
The Alfred Landecker Democracy Fellowship, a collaboration between the Alfred Landecker Foundation and Humanity in Action, was created to strengthen a new generation of leaders whose approaches to political and social challenges can become catalysts for democratic placemaking and community building. Read more about the fellowship here. Meet all 2020 Landecker Fellows here.