Sponsored by the American Democracy Project, Speaking of Democracy is a University Hour conversation series between students and alumni of Leadership North County about the health of our U.S. democracy.
Please check back in the Fall for more Speaking of Democracy to come. In the meantime, stay engaged!
A conversation about the value and impact of your vote: structurally (gerrymandering, the electoral college), procedurally, and emotionally.
Facilitators: Stephen Nichols and Ruoxi Li
A conversation about the power balances of the three branches of U.S. government (judicial, legislative, and executive) and how this system is working for us today.
Facilitator: Stephan Hoover
A conversation about the critical role of "restraint and reciprocity" in a healthy democracy and distinctions between direct democracy, deliberative democracy, and consensus.
Facilitator: Rochelle Green