The political strife we are experiencing is largely about diversity. But the struggle as it has been unfolding fundamentally misunderstands something about American diversity: our differences are real, but they are not what divides us, they are our most impressive gift. Our differences are our ultimate strength, and the American people, in all our diversity, are our greatest asset. The time in which we live requires that we figure out how democracy can succeed where it’s never been tested–in the context of profound difference.
In this session, Angela Glover Blackwell, founder in residence at PolicyLink, will explore how embracing our differences–acknowledged and equal–and seeing them as the principal source of our power and creativity, allows us to begin to create new and improved systems of governance and key institutions that will enable democracy to grow, stretch, and serve the interests of all.