Community Wealth Building and the Reconstruction of American Democracy: Can We Make American Democracy Work?

Event Date: 
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

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? By critically probing these questions, the editors of Community Wealth Building and the Reconstruction of American Democracy seize the opportunity to bridge the gap between our democratic aspirations and our current reality. 

Participants:

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

Community Wealth Building and the Reconstruction of American Democracy is available for purchase from the UVA Bookstore.

Co-sponsored by the Miller Center and the Democracy Initiative.

Community Wealth Building and the Reconstruction of American Democracy is edited by Melody C. Barnes, Co-Director of the Democracy Initiative, Dorothy Danforth Compton Professor and Professor of Practice in the Miller Center of Public Affairs, and a Distinguished Fellow in the School of Law at the University of Virginia, Corey D.B. Walker, Wake Forest Professor of the Humanities, Wake Forest University and Thad M. Williamson, Associate Professor of Leadership Studies and Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law, University of Richmond, US 

Publication Date: 2020