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There’s News About Young People and Democracy – And It’s a Little Scary

By April 1, 2021 August 1st, 2022 No Comments

We’re back at Let’s Hear It with a great interview from Kirk! We had the remarkable pleasure (mixed with a little pain) of hearing Dr. Roberto Stefan Foa and Daniella Wenger from the University of Cambridge talk about their study of the future of democracy and young peoples’ involvement in it. What may seem like another dive into Kirk’s deepest, darkest fears actually is a thoughtful analysis of all the ways democracy has been failing young people in this country, especially after the 2008 economic collapse, during the mass unemployment of 2020, and in light of the racism built into the system.

Listen to hear all about the study, how to keep young people engaged in politics, and how to keep making democracy better.