Reviving Democracy During the 2020 Campaign Season by Learning How to Hope
Third Annual Wolfe Lecture on Religion and American Politics
Co-sponsored with the Lynch School of Education
Sarah Stitzlein, University of Cincinnati
with Christopher Higgins, respondent
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American citizens are struggling to hope, leading many to be cynical, check out of democracy, and support authoritarianism. Hope is especially difficult to maintain in politically contentious times. Sometimes we get swept up in it during campaign seasons, only to be let down once the ballot box closes. This talk explains what hope is, why it matters to democracy, and how we can teach it to our citizens. It offers ways to engage in hope that will help to revive democracy during and after the 2020 election.
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 5:30pm to 7:00pm
McGuinn Hall, 521
Boston College, 140 Beacon Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA