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Sharon Chin: What does extreme polarization mean for democracy?

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Alfred Landecker Democracy Fellows gathered to debrief the violent January 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol and the implications this assault has had on the future of democracy–an assault fueled by conspiracy theories and former US President Donald Trump himself. From there, they deliberated on how we can depolarize our communities and call civil society into action in order to protect and strengthen democratic societies.

Alfred Landecker Democracy Fellow Sharon Chin discusses the implications of extreme polarization on democracy. This was part of a debrief call following the violent attack on the US Capitol on January 6th.

Sharon is one of thirty Alfred Landecker Democracy Fellows. This fellowship, a collaboration between the Alfred Landecker Foundation and Humanity in Action, was created to strengthen a new generation of leaders whose approaches to political and social challenges can become catalysts for democratic placemaking and community building. Read more about the fellowship here.