How Do We Design an American Social Contract?

Speakers

Andrew Wolk

Root Cause

Common Sense : 1776 as ___ : 2020.

When a pamphlet unified colonists’ common purpose around independence, we took a great step forward as a nation. To fulfill the promise of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, we must take another great step forward so that many more people and families experience lifelong success.
That step starts with an agreement — a social contract — about what success looks like at each stage of life. Once we define what matters, we can imagine how media, art, and technology can make equitable social change go viral as Common Sense did nearly 250 years ago.
This Meet-Up is for contemporary Thomas Paines to come together and imagine a common purpose, articulate a social contract, and inspire collective action to build a better version of America.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Meet Up
Event Type: Session
Level: Beginner