Democracy: Present & Future
in the garden with Louis Silverstein
Friday, October 5th at 5:30 p.m.
“Where you see wrong or inequality or injustice, speak out, because this is your country. This is your democracy. Make it. Protect it. Pass it on.” Thurgood Marshall
Let’s talk about democracy! What does it mean to you? How is it changing? What responsibilities do we have individually and collectively to ensure that it regenerates and flourishes? Please join Dreambox Gallery for a lively discussion with Distinguished Professor Louis Silverstein, Ph.D. Professor emeritus at Columbia College, Silverstein’s teaching and life experiences bring a unique point of view:
“The philosophical underpinnings and practice of democracy are being supplanted by ruling authoritarian philosophies and ways of governing,” says Silverstein. ”Yet, the seeds of democracy are deeply rooted within our species just waiting to be set free by those who believe. Yes, democracy has its flaws, but is there really something better out there to govern human society?”
Using a wide-lens perspective—philosophical, historical, socio/economic, psychological, spiritual, Silverstein will lead us in a fascinating discourse on the nature and practice of democracy.
Bring your children, your parents, your friends, your neighbors—we are all students and democracy is a teacher of what is the best in us.
Who: Louis Silverstein, Ph.D. Distinguished Professor of Humanities (Emeritus), Teacher, Author, Social Activist, Earth Artist and Sand Writer.
Where: Dreambox Gallery garden, behind Cup and Spoon cafe where participants can enjoy the beverages it offers.
When: Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; discussion will begin at 6:00 p.m.