“Building a Vibrant Civil Society”

Online March 16, 2023 12:10 pm - 1:00 pm

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Jonathan Reckford
Suzanne McCormick
Frederick J. Riley
Jenan Mohajir

The midterm elections made clear that the vast majority of Americans reject extremist views and are tired of the divisive state of our nation. Yet somewhere along the way we have lost sight of our common values and purpose. This session will be a call-to-action to community-based civic and nonprofit organizations to deepen and expand bridge building and strengthen our democracy. It starts in our own backyards through wide-ranging initiatives that bring together unexpected people, partners, and community groups from different political parties, faiths, and racial and ethnic identities to serve the common good.

Join Jonathan Reckford, president and CEO of Habitat for Humanity International, Suzanne McCormick, president and CEO of YMCA of the USA, Frederick J. Riley, Executive Director of Weave: The Social Fabric Project at the Aspen Institute, and Jenan Mohajir, senior director of special projects at Interfaith America will discuss the impact that nonprofit organizations can have in engaging citizens and building bridges to help reunite communities.