Washtenaw Faces Race: Rescuing Democracy 2022

Washtenaw Faces Race: Rescuing Democracy 2022

Informed and educated citizens are essential to a working democracy. To this end, Ypsilanti District Library and Washtenaw Faces Race  present an evening conference of informative and thoughtful speakers who discuss how the issue of racism in the U.S. is currently and always has been entangled with threats against democracy. We invite you to attend this VIRTUAL community conversation.

Rescuing Democracy 2022 – Before it’s too late

Friday, May 13, 6-9pm

REGISTER AT http://tinyurl.com/wfr2022
MORE INFORMATIONAThttps://washtenawfacesrace.weebly.com/2022-conference.html.

The January 6, 2021 Capitol insurrection signaled the resurgence of the type of overt white supremacy that characterized most of U.S. history. Its aftermath affirmed a right wing subversion of the democratic process, facilitating a shift toward autocracy. 

America’s history of racism enables these threats. Our democratic ideals are in danger. Can we rescue them before it’s too late? PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Introduction and Overview

What’s So Good About Democracy, Anyway?

  • Kay Wade, Social Studies Curriculum Specialist, Ann Arbor Public Schools

Racism: Multi-Purpose Tool for Division and Conquest

KEYNOTE: White Supremacy, White Populism, and Christian Nationalism: Can Democracy Long Endure

Affirming Inclusive Democracy: Resisting media disinformation

Also featuring selections from the: 

Sponsors: Washtenaw Faces Race, Ypsilanti District Library, Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice, and the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History