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In our own backyard series begins with Susan Clark, author of Slow Democracy

The Friends of the Stowe Free Library


Author Susan Clark

“Slow Democracy”

Thursday, September 15th

7-8 p.m.



Book Signing – Light Refreshments

In Slow Democracy, Susan Clark describes how citizens around the country are breathing new life into their communities. Large institutions, centralized governments, and top-down thinking are no longer society’s drivers. 

Along with real-life examples of slow democracy in action, with an emphasis on civil discourse, Clark provides twenty simple guidelines to reinvigorate local democracy. With a future more and more focused on local food, local energy, and local economies, Slow Democracy offers strategies to improve our skills at local governance and to reinvigorate community democracy.

Drop the political labels, suspend what is happening in the national media and join the open discussion about how we can begin involvement in the political process from the ground up in our own backyard.

Susan Clark is a writer and facilitator focusing on community sustainability and citizen participation, and an award-winning radio commentator and former talk-show co-host. She is coauthor of All Those In Favor: Rediscovering the Secrets of Town Meeting and Community.

The Community Room of the Stowe Free Library is accessed from the rear of the building, with parking in the Elementary School lot. For further information, contact the Stowe Free Library at 253-6145.   

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