A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality with Dr. Danielle Allen

Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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Can the Declaration of Independence, a centuries-old document written in a time of slavery, provide a roadmap for modern, multiracial democracy?USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future is partnering with the Village Square and Florida Humanities for an evening with Dr. Danielle Allen, Harvard professor, classicist, political scientist, and author of "Our Declaration."

At a time when the future of American democracy is under threat from across the political spectrum - when a disturbingly high number of citizens seem to no longer believe in the American project - Dr. Allen's body of work "thrillingly affirms the continuing relevance of America's founding text, ultimately revealing what democracy actually means and what it asks of us."

Part democracy's orator and part its master mechanic, Dr. Allen is uniquely equipped to guide us to the other side of our current crisis of faith in our democracy. 

This conversation will be led by Florida Humanities Executive Director, Dr. Nashid Madyun, and is in partnership with USC Dornsife Center for the Politcal Future, The Village Square, and Florida Humanities.

This discussion will be live streamed on the CPF Facebook page. Learn more here.

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