Domestic Affairs

'Community Wealth Building and the Reconstruction of American Democracy'

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The Presidential Ideas Festival was held May 21-23, 2019.

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January 28, 2021

Melody Barnes, Corey D. B. Walker, Thad Williamson, Barbara Brown Wilson

The editors of Community Wealth Building and the Reconstruction of American Democracy explore the divide between our democratic aspirations and our current reality, answering questions such as, How can we create and sustain an America that never was, but should be? How can we build a robust multiracial democracy in which everyone is valued and everyone possesses political, economic, and social capital? How can democracy become a meaningful way of life, for all citizens? This event is co-sponsored by the UVA Democracy Initiative and is part of UVA's 2021 Community MLK Celebration.