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This Is What Democracy Looks Like Speaker Series
Astra Taylor: So, Just What Is a Democracy Anyway?
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 | 7:00PM — 8:00PM
Is democracy just a philosopher’s pipe dream, or a way of life we can really live in our workplaces, our neighborhoods, and our political life? Astra Taylor, an acclaimed essayist (The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Nation) and filmmaker (Zizek!, Examined Life, What Is Democracy?), discusses our hopes for a democratic future in our unsettled present.
We are excited to partner with our friends at Denver Film to bring this presenter to you. Their new platform offers the flexibility to enjoy this presentation at a time of your choosing. On the date of the event at 7pm, you will be able to access Astra Taylor's film What Is Democracy?as well as a conversation with Taylor on the topic: So, Just What Is a Democracy Anyway?
Astra Taylor is a Canadian-American documentary filmmaker, writer, and musician. She has taught sociology at the University of Georgia and SUNY New Paltz. Her writings have appeared in numerous magazines, including Dissent, n+1, Adbusters, The Baffler, The Nation, Salon, and The London Review of Books.
Astra Taylor's lecture and screening of her 2018 documentary, What Is Democracy?, will be a digital-only offering in collaboration with Denver Film and will be presented on their new streaming platform. We will have more information about how to join the talk and see the film as September 15 approaches.