Upcoming events

  • Friday, April 26, 2019 at 06:00 PM · $60.00 USD · 82 rsvps
    Puritan Backroom Event Center in Manchester, NH

    An Evening with Nancy MacLean

    Please join us for a special event: An Evening with Nancy MacLean.         

    Friday, April 26, 6 pm, Puritan Backroom Restaurant, Manchester, NH 

    We promise a fun-filled evening of networking and socializing.  We'll have cocktails and complimentary hearty appetizers as well as a silent auction featuring lots of great items you can't live without! You can check out some of the items we will have HERE.                           

    Nancy MacLean is the William H. Chafe Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University and author, most recently, of Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America.  

    Published this past June, Democracy in Chains was a finalist for the National Book Award, and the winner of the Lannan Foundation Cultural Freedom Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Award in Current Affairs, and the Lillian Smith Book Award. The Nation magazine named it the “Most Valuable Book” of the year.  

    Register before April 12 and you'll also receive a free copy of Democracy in Chains.  Nancy will be available after the event to sign copies.   Here are just a few editorial reviews:

    "Perhaps the best explanation to date of the roots of the political divide that threatens to irrevocably alter American government.”  —Booklist (starred review)

    “A thoroughly researched and gripping narrative…. that will interest general reader and scholars alike. Her work here is a feat of American intellectual and political history.” --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

    We also have event sponsorships available at several levels.  Please contact Olivia@OpenDemocracy.me for details.  

    Tickets are $60 per person.  Get yours today!


  • Friday, April 26, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    Puritan Backroom Event Center in Manchester, NH

    Silent Auction

    Here are just a few of the donated items that will be in our silent auction which will be held during the event An Evening with Nancy MacLean!  But you have to attend to bid... Get your tickets today.  We've also got place mats, gift cards to Constantly Pizza and Longhorn/Olive Garden, jewelry, an electric typewriter, lamps and so much more.  We even have ivy clippings from Granny D's plant.



  • Monday, May 20, 2019 at 06:00 PM

    Dark Money Canaan

    This award-winning political thriller examines one of the greatest threats  to American democracy; the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. The film follows an intrepid local journalist working to expose the real-life impacts of the US Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. Through this gripping story, DARK MONEY uncovers the shocking and vital truth of how American elections are bought and sold.

    There will be a panel discussion following the film

    Free and open to the public, this is event is sponsored by Open Democracy, Take Our Republic Back, American Promise, Wolf-PAC and Rights and Democracy.

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