Democracy Dialogue facilitated by Dr. Jennifer Gunter, director of the Collaborative on Race at the University of South Carolina and Kabrina Bass, Executive Director of the Midlands Mediation Center.
According to Vann R. Newkirk in The Experiment podcast, democracy, “is entirely contingent upon not
just laws, but the interpretation of laws, and also contingent upon certain actors’ willingness to abide by
laws and to uphold norms. That is, you know, a lot of what we think democracy is, is fairy dust.”
This session will allow participants to engage in dialogue with one another to investigate the meaning of
democracy and how we might work to protect this fragile concept. This will all be conducted in a space
where all are welcome as we begin our journey towards being a more inclusive and welcoming
community. To this end, please be prepared to use your camera function so that we can better connect with each other.