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L.E.D. Talks (League Embraces Democracy)

  • Caffè Lena 47 Phila Street Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 United States (map)

This third program in our Democracy Series is modeled after TED Talks. Selected ‘talkers’ from the community will present their perspectives on various aspects of making democracy work. A fun night when our neighbors will educate us about what's at stake if we don’t pay attention.

Facilitated by former Saratogian editor, Barbara Lombardo, who now teaches journalism at the University at Albany. Free admission, open to the public. Doors open at 6:30pm. Students welcome. Food and beverages available from the Caffe menu.

Featuring in this order, with one ten-minute intermission:

  • Margaret French: Coming to America

  • Kathleen Quinn: Not Just for Us Hippies: What Cooperatives Can Teach Us about Democracy

  • Michael Belanger: Taxation with Representation: The Underpinnings of National Sovereignty

  • Cynthia Cook: Democracy, Privacy, and Technology

  • Eva Hawkins: Why Third Parties Matter and Why They Should Get More Media Coverage

  • Lezlie Dana: Democracy, Change, and the Courage to Believe

  • Kate Dudding: The Story of One American Soldier

  • Kathy Johnson: Liberty and Justice for All

  • Annarosa Mudd: De-escalating the Fight: How Arts Help Compassion and Problem-Solving

  • Tara Gaston: The First Rule of Ballot Fight Club

  • Norah Brennan: Time for Democracy

  • Linda Salzer: We Must Vote!


Earlier Event: March 23
Breakfast with Carrie Chapman Catt
Later Event: April 3
Board Meeting