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Truth & Democracy in America – 1st of 3 sessions in a community conversation series

March 15, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm EDT

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How is truth important for a healthy democracy? What are the sources for getting and testing the truth? Where and how do untruths threaten the health of democracy? And what can we do, as a society and as individuals, to meet these challenges? In this series we’ll work together to explore these questions and more in relation to three different areas where truth plays a vital role: the news media, science, and education.

Please join us online, via Zoom, on Wednesday, March 15, 2 – 3:15 PM ET for the first of 3 discussions in this series to discuss News Media, Truth, and Democracy.  In this first session we’ll ask participants to explore what roles do the news media play in connecting truth and democracy. Also, what are the challenges for truth and democracy that arise with different forms of news media, including social media? And what are some different ways for a democratic society to meet those challenges?

You can register for this first session by completing the Eventbrite form directly below. Please note that there are 3 separate dates for this series, and we encourage you to register for all the 3 dates (scroll down in the form as needed to select additional dates).

These small-group conversations will be facilitated by the Interactivity Foundation. The Interactivity Foundation is dedicated to fostering generous and highly participatory conversations where we can help each other consider diverse perspectives, think broadly and deeply about issues, and imagine alternative possibilities for the future. Our small-group conversations are designed for collaborative exploration. They are not debates or arguments. We focus on helping each other to explore the broader meanings, concerns, challenges, ideas, and different possibilities for the topic.

This series is convened in partnership with AroundTownDC and the Diversity Relations Council at Leisure World in Maryland.

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