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The Slow Democracy Movement


The Slow Food movement argues that the concept of fast food is a symbol of what’s wrong with the world today- centralization, top-down homogeneity, mass produced… and that we should embrace Local. Our guest today says that same philosophy should be applied to government. With government mistrust and low approval ratings for members of Congress at a near all-time high, Susan Clark, author of Slow Democracy, says we should pay attention our local government. Clark’s book outlines several guidelines designed to reinvigorate local democracy, and make local government relevant, citizen powered, and inclusive. We'll explore Slow Democracy and a future more focused on the local.

Susan Clark
- Author of Slow Democracy
Maggie Blackwell - Mayor Pro Tem of the City of Salisbury

  • Susan Clark will visit Salisbury on Tuesday, March 18 for the Salisbury City Council's 29th Annual Future Directions and Goal Setting Conference.