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The Next System and the Academy: Systemic Crises, Movements, and Change in the 2020s

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The Next System and the Academy: Systemic Crises, Movements, and Change in the 2020s

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Apr 21, 2021, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT

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Our lives feel precarious. Many of us are anxious about the future. And our ability to respond effectively to the social, economic, political, climate, ecological, and human crises of these times is undermined by a widespread sense of crisis fatigue. Into this moment enters a new government in Washington that has promised to “Build Back Better.” But should we build back better only from what the last president called the “American carnage” of recent years, or must we also find ways to overcome the mounting crises of recent decades?

A rising tide of community-based movements and initiatives offer the possibility that from this period of systemic decay may emerge a next system that is more democratic, sustainable, and just. Join us for a meaningful discussion among leading policymakers, innovators, community organizers, and academics working to prepare our society for a transition to a system that provides the best outcomes for all.

Featuring keynote U.S. Representative Mark Pocan