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July 9, 2009

no better time

I'm at the University of New Hampshire for a conference entitled "No Better Time: Promising Opportunities in Deliberative Democracy for Educators and Practitioners." By my unofficial count, more than 200 people [actually, 270] have convened here: college educators, grassroots community organizers, and scholars. The sponsors are the Deliberative Democracy Consortium and The Democracy Imperative, two organizations whose boards I serve on. We're just starting but I am very excited by the group gathered here--its sheer size (considering that people had to pay their own way to get here) and its strength. Ten years ago, an open meeting with this framework would have drawn a much smaller and less experienced crowd.

July 9, 2009 9:41 AM | category: none


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