Conversations on American Democracy: A Voice, A Vote, & Citizenship

Dialogue Two

Public Programs
Thursday, Mar 17 2022 @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm

How did the United States become one country? How has our democracy grown, shifted, and changed over time? American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith demonstrates the many ways that our government is only functional when it is truly being operated by and for the people.  

You’re invited to attend facilitated dialogue events that give you the opportunity to discuss the crucial issues of a functioning democracy with other members of the community. Each event will begin with a brief guided tour of the exhibition, followed by a chance to explore the exhibit on your own. After that, you’ll sit with a table of 5 other people, where a facilitator will walk you through the conversation step-by-step as you break bread with a neighbor and hopefully learn something new. We hope you’ll join us for one (or all) of these events! 

Pricing is $10 per ticket.

Voting is one of the most central components of democracy. But who has or has not gotten to vote over the years, and how has the experience of voting changed over time? Similarly, who gets to be a citizen of the United States, and what are the rights and responsibilities of citizenship?

Through this guided dialogue, we’ll explore the historical expansion of the right to vote and to be a citizen following the establishment of the United States. We’ll also share ideas about the ongoing debate about election security, voting laws, and changing definitions of citizenship.

  • Parking: Free parking is located on Atlanta History Center’s campus, 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30305. The entrance to the event will be the main museum entrance.
  • Rideshare/ MARTA: MARTA bus route 110 stops along Peachtree Road, approximately 15 minutes walking distance from Atlanta History Center; rideshare should be directed to Atlanta History Center’s main entrance along West Paces Ferry Road.
  • Accessibility information: ADA-compliant entrances and elevator access to the event space.
  • Food & Drink: Meal will be provided, along with water and sweet/unsweet tea.

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