Getting to democratic world government is what we might call the “long game.” Of course, most us are playing the “short game” right now, because of our deep concern about the November election. In our upcoming annual luncheon on August 6, we at the Democratic World Federalists invite you to switch your thinking for a few hours and play the long game as we look out a decade or two into our future. During this exercise you will be able to envision, along with our keynote speaker Stephen Dinan, a scenario in which the United States plays a key role in our evolution to a just world through fostering democratic global governance, which will make possible a truly effective global response to inequality and climate change—and even the total abolition of war on our planet.

It is because of this long-term hope for justice and peace, which is only possible when we create a well-governed world, that we have scheduled this special event on Hiroshima Day—the starkest possible reminder of the consequences of a colossal failure of vision. So, don’t miss our speaker, whose highly acclaimed new book embraces world federalist politics and links our core federalist ideas to another “long game” trend known as transpartisanism—the idea that the left and the right will some day meet not only on bipartisan common ground, but on higher ground in order to create an America and a world that contains qualities of what he calls “sacredness.” Dinan’s new book, Sacred America, Sacred World—which lays out this vision—will be available at the lunch.

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The Annual Good-Government Luncheon
of the Democratic World Federalists

Featuring a keynote by Stephen Dinan

“The Crucial Role of the United States
in Creating a Well-Governed World”

Stephen Dinan, a noted social entrepreneur and political strategist, is the CEO of The Shift Network who has also held senior positions at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) and Esalen Institute. The author of Radical Spirit, he is a graduate of Stanford University and the California Institute of Integral Studies. In his highly acclaimed new work, Sacred America, Sacred World: Fulfilling Our Mission in Service to All, Dinan explains how to reunite America to fulfill our ideals once again, which includes pursuing a sacred mission to create a democratic world federation.

Saturday, August 6, 11:30am – 2:30pm
WildFox Restaurant
225 Alameda Del Prado, Novato, CA

  $35—Speaker and lunch
$25—Speaker and lunch (low-income & students)
$15—Speaker only, at 1pm

Buy tickets online at: dwfannualluncheon2016.brownpapertickets.com

Or send a check to: DWF at 55 New Montgomery St. Suite 225, SF, CA 94105

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Sacred America, Sacred World
“In Sacred America, Sacred World, Stephen Dinan offers us a highly compelling blueprint to engage in deep and totally achievable global transformation.”

—James O’Dea, former director of Amnesty International (United States)

“If, as the Bible says, ‘where there is no vision, the people perish,’ then this book is our survival manual. It provides exactly the vision we, the people, have been searching for.”
—Mark Gerzon, author of Leading Through Conflict

 

*This event is co-sponsored by Citizens for Global Solutions (Bay Area Chapter) and the Social Justice Center of Marin.