The motto of the United States of America is “E PLURIBUS UNUM” – “Out of Many, One.” But America today is a much less homogeneous place than it was at its founding – not only geographically and ethnically, but politically, economically, and spiritually. What do words like “unity” and “diversity” mean for America in the 21st Century? Can the structures and processes of our present “two-party” system cope with the increasing divides in our populace? How can we move towards the Constitutional goal of a “more perfect Union?” Skip Mendler will lead an exploration of these questions in a presentation entitled “PLURES IN UNO: Unity, Diversity, and the Spirit of Democracy.”
Mendler is an activist, writer, and columnist for the River Reporter. He is the former Chair of the Green Party in Wayne County.