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Apr 15


What Does Democracy Looks Like? A collaboration with U-M’s WeListen

UMMA is partnering with WeListen, a grassroots campus organization focused on building empathy across the political spectrum with the goal of creating listeners across the country, to catalyze a conversation about the fundamental building blocks of our society. This interactive dialogue will take up questions like: what is democracy and what role do citizens really play in shaping their government? What values should guide our government and how have your experiences shaped your beliefs? Has the United States government expanded too far beyond its purpose? Or should it do more to fulfill the needs of its citizens? Join us to discuss all of these questions and more!

Arrive at 7:30 p.m. for light refreshments and a chance to preview the gallery. Program to begin at 8 p.m.

Lead support for this exhibition is provided by Erica Gervais Pappendick and Ted Pappendick, Candy and Michael Barasch, the University of Michigan Office of the Provost, Office of the President, Michigan Medicine, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, and the Institute for the Humanities. Additional generous support is provided by the University of Michigan Department of History of Art, School of Education, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, School of Social Work, and Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.