50 Acacia ave.
San Rafael, California 94901
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
An Evening with Lawrence Lessig + Opening political satire from Will Durst
There is a corruption at the heart of American politics, caused by the dependence of candidates on funding from the tiniest percentage of citizens. That’s the argument at the core of legal scholar Lawrence Lessig’s life long work about democracy.
Fundamentally cross-partisan, and incredibly hopeful, Mr. Lessig conveys a roadmap for a democracy we could reclaim.
This promises to be a thoughtful and humorous look at democracy.
It might be crazy to expect a high government official to speak the truth. It might be crazy to believe that government policy will be something more than the handmaiden of the most powerful interests. It might be crazy to argue that we should preserve a tradition that has been part of our tradition for most of our history — a free culture. If this is crazy, then let there be more crazies. Soon. ~ Lawrence Lessig.
The Marin Coalition has created a relationship with TEDxMarin, the local chapter of the well-known TED Conference made famous for its TEDTalks. As part of this affiliation we want to invite you to a very special event which we are helping to sponsor, and to offer you a special discount code (SponsorVIP) if you want to attend.
This event will sell out in advance. We hope you will join us in attending.
A very special TEDxMarin Salon on Thursday April 18th in San Rafael on the Future of Democracy.
For this salon -
TEDxMarin has secured a brilliant speaker LAWRENCE LESSIG, the noted constitutional scholar, TED speaker and Harvard/Stanford Law professor. Professor Lessig will be discussing and taking questions on THE FUTURE OF DEMOCRACY, a topic that's never been more in doubt.Opening the show will be renowned political satirist WILL DURST.
Organization: TEDx and the Marin Coalition