Wed, Dec 04 | The Auditorium

What is Democracy?

Coming at a moment of profound political and social crisis, "What Is Democracy?" reflects on a word we too often take for granted. Join Fix Democracy First for director Astra Taylor’s idiosyncratic, philosophical journey that spans millennia and continents. Join guest speakers for discussion after.
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What is Democracy?

Time & Location

Dec 04, 2019, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
The Auditorium, 5031 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105, USA

About the Event

 Fix Democracy First Education Fund is a nonprofit organization in Washington State working to inform, educate, and engage people and their communities around civic engagement and participation in democracy.  

Join them for "What Is Democracy?", an urgent film connects the past and the present, the emotional and the intellectual, the  personal and the political, in order to provoke and inspire. 

If we want to live in democracy, we must first ask what the word even means. Director Astra Taylor’s idiosyncratic, philosophical journey spans millennia and continents: from ancient Athens’ groundbreaking experiment in self-government to capitalism’s roots in medieval Italy; from modern-day Greece grappling with financial collapse and a mounting refugee crisis to the United States reckoning with its racist past and the growing gap between rich and poor.

The film opened in theaters in January 2019, and features a diverse cast—including celebrated theorists, trauma surgeons, activists, factory workers, asylum seekers, and former prime minister.

Stay back after the film for a discussion. Guest Speakers include:

Cindy Black - The Executive Director of Fix Democracy First, Cindy is committed to helping to build active involvement in our democracy here in Washington State through ongoing coalition building and civic outreach.

Ticketing: Our Pay-What-You-Can model allows our events to be accessible to the entire community! We have no minimum or maximum amount suggested, we simply ask you to pay what you can.

Accessibility: Wheelchair lift available at the SW entrance (off Brooklyn Ave).

Max capacity of 550 lbs. Call UHeights staff for assistance at:  (206) 235-8567

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