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Next Generation Democracy: What the Open Source Revolution Means for Power, Politics and Change explores the parallels between the open-source ethic – marked by transparency and open participation and made famous by Linux and Wikipedia – and the preferred model of organizing and engagement among the rising under-30 generation, the Millennials. Sharing the stories of participatory organizations such as SeeClickFix and AmericaSpeaks, the book goes on to show how it is increasingly possible to solve complex problems by drawing on the contributions of vast and diverse communities of citizens. PACE member organization The Orton Family Foundation is also featured in what author Bill McKibben calls, “a behind-the-scenes tour of the next wave of activism, organizing, inspiration, and change.”

Jared Duval is a fellow at Demos and the author of Next Generation Democracy: What the Open Source Revolution Means for Power, Politics, and Change (November 2010, Bloomsbury). Prior to joining Demos Jared served as the National Director of the Sierra Student Coalition (SSC), the national student chapter of the Sierra Club and the largest student environmental organization in America. Jared currently serves on the national Board of Directors for the Sierra Club and is a Trustee of the Orton Family Foundation. A recipient of the David Brower Youth Award and the Morris K. Udall and Harry S. Truman scholarships, he graduated Summa Cum Laude from Wheaton College in Massachusetts in 2005.

PACE, Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement, is a learning collaborative of funders doing work in the fields of civic engagement and democratic practice. Chris Gates, the Executive Director of PACE, will serve as the moderator for this webinar.

Title: PACE Presents, Next Generation Democracy: What the Open Source Revolution Means for Power, Politics and Change
Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

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