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Join us for our "Re:building Democracy” virtual event on Wednesday, March 10 at 7 p.m. live on KUOW's Youtube.

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Going Live on KUOW's Youtube Channel at 7 p.m.

Join KUOW, Humanities Washington, Spokane Public Radio and Northwest Public Broadcasting for Re:building Democracy a deep dive into the state of democracy, voting and civic engagement.

Deepening polarization is eroding faith in the electoral and democratic process on which our democracy depends. What can we do to cultivate mutual respect, repair damaged relationships, and reweave a civic fabric frayed from years of growing division?

KUOW's Community Engagement Executive Producer Ross Reynolds and featured guests will explore with us one of the key questions of our time: How can we increase America’s commitment to democratic governance?

Do you have questions for the guests? Submit your question or comment here to be included in the conversation.

We want to hear from you! Call 1-877-304-7190 and tell us why you think we are facing a deep divide in our democracy. What can be done to fix it? What are you willing to do to bridge the divide? Your answers may be featured in this upcoming program.

Please RSVP in advance and we’ll email you before the event starts with links to the stream. This event will be simultaneously broadcast live on KUOW, Spokane Public Radio and Northwest Public Broadcasting.

ABOUT THE GUESTS

Eric Liu is a Chinese American writer and founder and CEO of Citizen University. He also directs the Aspen Institute’s Citizenship & American Identity Program. He is the author of several books, including The Accidental Asian: Notes of a Native Speaker; The Gardens of Democracy (co-authored with Nick Hanauer); You’re More Powerful Than You Think: A Citizen’s Guide to Making Change Happen; and his most recent, Become America: Civic Sermons on Love, Responsibility, and Democracy. Eric served as a White House speechwriter for President Bill Clinton and later as the President’s deputy domestic policy adviser. He has served as a board member of the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Washington State Board of Education, and the Seattle Public Library and is a co-founder of the Alliance for Gun Responsibility.

Dr. Jennifer Sherman is a Washington State University professor. Sherman’s research looks at the interactions of economic conditions, cultural norms, gender, and family outcomes, particularly in rural areas. Sherman focuses on families experiencing poverty, unemployment and low incomes in order to understand the ways in which their choices and decisions are impacted by economic constraints and community contexts. 

Kim Wyman is Washington’s 15th Secretary of State. First elected in 2012, she is only the second female Secretary of State in Washington’s history. Prior to being elected to this office, Kim served as Thurston County Elections Director for nearly a decade and served three terms as the elected Thurston County Auditor (2001-2013).

*Registration information may be shared with event partners: Humanities Washington, Spokane Public Radio and Northwest Public Broadcasting. Information will not be sold or provided to third parties.
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