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Video: "We dream of a common democracy"

Today, the Red de Innovación Política en America Latina (the Latin American Political Innovation Network) are launching a series of 10 web-episodes, “Politica Recuperada”. Español

Red de Innovación Política en America Latina
20 February 2017

 

In a context of ever-expanding globalisation, and amidst a global wave of populism, there are growing concerns regarding the health of our democratic systems – not just in Latin America, but worldwide. They are being blamed for such problems as fractured and violent societies, environmental degradation and growing inequality. What’s more, the politically disenfranchised are increasingly turning their backs on hard-fought democratic values, and instead looking towards dangerously regressive alternatives to the unfavourable status quo.


This series responds to these concerns, and shares the thoughts and experiences of a network of young activists, government leaders, researchers and civil society actors. It tackles important social issues such as gender equality and sexual freedom, the lack of care of biodiversity, open and collaborative culture, hyper-urbanisation, citizen participation and the overall impact of new technologies. And in doing so, this network not only seeks to provide a new democratic vision for Latin America, but also start to transform this into reality.


Click here to see the series.

Is it time to pay reparations?

The Black Lives Matter movement has renewed demands from activists in the US and around the world seeking compensation for the legacies of slavery and colonialism. But what would a reparative economic agenda practically entail and what models exist around the world?

Join us for this free live discussion at 5pm UK time (12pm EDT), Thursday 17 June.

Hear from:

  • Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor: Author of Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership
  • Esther Stanford-Xosei: Jurisconsult, Pan-Afrikan Reparations Coalition in Europe (PARCOE).
  • Ronnie Galvin: Managing Director for Community Investment, Greater Washington Community Foundation and Senior Fellow, The Democracy Collaborative.
  • Chair, Aaron White: North American economics editor, openDemocracy
Unete a nuestro boletín ¿Qué pasa con la democracia, la participación y derechos humanos en Latinoamérica? Entérate a través de nuestro boletín semanal. Suscríbeme al boletín.

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