Past Events

Let's Talk Democracy provides classes, seminars and discussions forums in the belief that informed, knowledgeable citizens will be better equipped to actively participate in the democratic process.

2020 EVENTS

  • Virtual LTD Forum:  2021: What's the Way Forward? 
  • Virtual Author's Talk:  "The Color of Law" by Richard Rothstein 
  • Virtual Forum: The Aftermath of the Most Important Election in History
  • Virtual Community Book Read & Discussion: The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein
  • Virtual Forum:  Racial Inequality-Part 3: Collective Action
  • Virtual Forum:  2020 - The Most Important Election in History?

  • Virtual Forum: Racial Inequality Today - Part 2: American Black Experiences – Personal Stories

  • Virtual Forum: Racial Inequality Today - Part I: Why We're Still in the Aftermath of The Civil War

  • Virtual Forum: National Conventions and the Road to Voting

  • Virtual Forum: Understanding the Life Cycle of a Crisis

  • Forum: Census 2020 - A Deep Dive

  • Forum: Improving our News and Media Information Literacy

  • Community Read: The Curse of Bigness, by Tim Wu

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2019 EVENTS

  • Forum:  Understanding the Real Situation at Our Southern Border

  • Forum: New Climate Change Solutions - How We Can All Help 

  • Forum:  Understanding How NYC Charter Controls City Spending

  • MANHATTAN SERIES: The Structure of Federal, NY State and City Governments

  • Community Book Read:  On Tyranny, by Timothy Snyder

  • Forum:  Amazon - Lessons to be Learned

  • Forum:  A Recap of the 2018 Elections, with Susan Lerner

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2018 EVENTS

  • Forum:  Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Signing of the Universal Declaraton of Human Rights 
  • Immigration:  A Deep Dive into Its History and Current Laws
  • MANHATTAN SERIES: The Structure of Federal, NY State and City Governments
  • Immigration:  A Deep Dive Into Its History and Current Laws

  • Midterm Elections:  The Stakes

  • Demystifying Primaries and Elections

  • Demystifying City Politics and Figuring Out Where We Fit In

  • Delays, Re-Routing, Station Closings...What Can We Do to Get Our Subway Back on Track

  • Let's Talk Democracy Expands to Manhattan:  An 8-Week Civics Series

  • Let's Talk Forum:  Daring Democracy - Meet the Authors/Queens

  • Let's Talk Forum:  Daring Democracy - Meet the Author in MANHATTAN

  • Toward a More Perfect Union: Making Your Voice Heard Encore

  • Let's Talk Forum:  Daring Democracy Community Read 

  • Toward a More Perfect Union: Making Your Voice Heard - An 6-Session Civics Series

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