ST. PETERSBURG, FL (October 3, 2023) –Washington Post Columnist, Harvard University Professor and Author of Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality Danielle Allen, Ph.D. is coming to Eckerd College at 7 p.m., Thursday, October 26, 2023 to offer a public lecture on how to save America’s democracy and book signing.
“How to Be a Confident Pluralist” will empower voters to see beyond the chaos into the heart of our democracy. Conflict entrepreneurs—operating both inside and outside our borders—have recently turned the dizzying and wonderful pluralism of the U.S. into the backdrop for a culture war. Countering the conflict entrepreneurs is necessary to reanimate the promise of democracy. This requires learning how to be a confident pluralist. A confident pluralist is able and eager to engage productively across a wide range of viewpoints, backgrounds, lived experiences, perspectives and identities; is committed to defending a baseline picture of universal human rights; and is skilled at converting disagreement into purposive negotiation and shared learning.
The event is free and open to the public.