Hollie Russon-Gilman Discusses Rebuilding American Democracy in an Era of Deep Inequality

Andrew Young — December 08, 2017

This week, associate Network member Hollie Russon-Gilman particpated in an event hosted by New America featuring expert discussion on Rebuilding American Democracy in an Era of Deep Inequality. With a focus on community-driven models for engaging citizens in governance and public decision-making, the event sought to “explore precisely if and how these local innovations are offering new pathways for strengthening civic capacity and the limitations of current models of civic engagement.”

Participants included:

Risha Berry Project Management Analyst, City of Richmond: Office of Community Wealth Building

Hollie Russon Gilman, @hrgilman Fellow Political Reform, New America

Chris Nehls, @Nehlsie Research and Systems Associate, Governance Program, Democracy Fund

Marcia Chatelain, @DrMChatelain Class of 2017 Eric & Wendy Schmidt Fellow, New America Associate Professor of History and African American Studies, Georgetown University

Sean McDonald, @McDapper CEO, FrontlineSMS

Watch the discussion here.