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    Conversation

    The Party is Over: How America Will Get Past its Polarized Politics

    Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 7:00 - 8:15 PM @ Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art
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    Michael Dyson
    Writer, Editor, & Author, "Tears We Cannot Stop"
    Jon Meacham
    Executive Editor/Executive Vice President, Random House
    Jamil Smith
    Senior Writer, Rolling Stone
    Conversations are panel discussions that provide an in-depth, up-to-the-minute look at a single topic. Featuring three to four thought leaders and an expert moderator, Conversations consist of a 60-minute discussion, followed by 15 minutes of audience q-and-a.

    The state of American politics is tribal. Not long ago, the notion of “party over country” was a fringe mentality—now it’s becoming more and more of the norm. A whole host of factors have led to the fractured state of the nation, but it’s clear that establishment leadership on both sides of the aisle are at least in part to blame.

    Still, political polarization isn’t new. At this Conversation, we’ll bring key figures together to view the current state of politics through the lens of history, and examine how the missteps of the old guard of American politics is shaping a new generation of activists and candidates alike. With the midterms around the corner and the 2020 presidential race not far off, expect to leave this event with a more nuanced understanding of America’s political past, where political discourse is headed, and the role of civic engagement in healing the divide.

    When
    Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 7:00 - 8:15 PM
    Where
    Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art
    220 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
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