Cliff DuRand at the UU’s service

By Jon Sievert

Political activist Dr. Cliff DuRand addresses the possibilities and need for “local democracy” at this Sunday’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship service.

Unitarian Universalist Service
“Local Democracy”
Sun, Jul 13, 10:30am
Hotel Posada de La Aldea
Ancha de San Antonio 15

It is generally recognized that the US system of representative democracy is broken at the national level. That is why in many localities people are looking for community-based solutions to the problems that afflict them during the economic crisis. That includes not only electing public officials who think outside the box, but more significantly, creating alternative economic institutions that better meet their needs. Among these are public banks and worker-owned cooperatives, which Dr. DuRand will define and discuss.

A professor emeritus of social philosophy at Morgan State University in Baltimore, he has been a political activist most of his life, building empowering institutions, the most recent of which is the Center for Global Justice. He is also co-author and co-editor of Recreating Democracy in a Globalized State.

Unitarian Universalists value the individual spiritual journey and practice a faith of deeds. Our presentations emphasize the values of community, spirituality, and social justice. The UU Fellowship meets every Sunday at 10:30am at La Posada de la Aldea, Ancha de San Antonio 15 and welcomes people of all ages, races, religions, sexual orientation and gender identity. Visitors are invited to attend the service and then join the UUs for hospitality and discussion afterwards. For additional information, visit


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