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Saturday, October 21 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
The New Laboratories of Democracy - Building a Progressive Agenda beyond the Trump Era

Presented by The Democracy Collaborative

Resistance to Trump is critical, but equally important is developing a new cogent national progressive agenda so that we will be ready to push for positive policies once the political winds shift (as they invariably do). One key is to support innovative local and regional programs that can be expanded nationally when the opening occurs. These "laboratories of democracy" are being fashioned by cooperatives, social ventures, community-based organizations, impact investors and philanthropy. Come explore some of the most promising initiatives from across the country. Hosted by Ted Howard, President/co-founder, The Democracy Collaborative. With: Repa Mekha, President/CEO, Nexus Community Partners, St. Paul, MN; Patricia Farrar Rivas, President, Veris Wealth Partners.


Workshop Speakers
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Ted Howard

Ted Howard, co-founder/President of The Democracy Collaborative, previously served as Executive Director of the National Center for Economic Alternatives and was a Senior Fellow for Social Justice at The Cleveland Foundation. He lectures widely and has written extensively about c... Read More →
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Repa Mekha

Repa Mekha, President/CEO of Nexus Community Partners, which works at the intersection of community, government, economic development and philanthropy to build more engaged and powerful communities of color, has 30+ years of experience in organizational leadership and development. He sits on a number of boards including: Northside Funders Group, Neighborhood Development... Read More →


Saturday October 21, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
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