Let's Talk about Democracy

Event Date: 

Thursday, February 23, 2023 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Event Location: 

  • Loma Pelona Center Room 1108

Event Price: 

Free and open to the public

The Capps Center is partnering with the Renewing American Democracy project for a penetrating presentation and dialogue with renowned writer and columnist Ellis Cose. Ellis will synthesize the history of American democracy and explore the role of race, class, and cultural conflict in the nation's evolution. After the presentation, participants will break into small groups to share their unique perspectives and reflect on the role of young people in shaping American democracy’s future. 

Ellis Cose is an author, commentator, and founder/director of Renewing American Democracy. He has written 13 books about race, free speech, civil liberties, and American democracy. He is a former journalist, columnist, and editor for several major national news outlets. Cose is visiting UCSB as part of RAD's "Listening Tour," which seeks to see what young people think and feel about democracy, and to generate material for a book Cose is writing.

Everyone is welcome!