Leaders in Light is designed to help participants explore the unique challenges and opportunities each of our communities face, and come together in education and action to build towards a stronger inclusive democracy. Each leader will leverage their extended networks to multiply influence and maximize impact, working together to create systemic change and empower positive outcomes.

 

Leaders in Light has two components, the first being a series of monthly seminars over a nine-month period. Upon the completion of the seminars, the second component will feature practical application of the seminar content, in which participants will leverage their learnings to enhance their own work, raise awareness and inspire action in their respective communities, and catalyze change.

 

 

2020-2021 Seminar Dates

I. SETTING THE STAGE - THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HATRED, EXTREMISM, AND INCLUSIVE DEMOCRACY

Tuesday, September 14, 2021: The contemporary challenge of extremism, and what’s at stake for our civil society and inclusive democracy
 

 

Tuesday, October 19, 2021: The Role of Antisemitism
 

 

Friday, November 5, 2021: Drivers of Extremism Part 1: Trauma, Scarcity, and Fear
 

 

Tuesday, December 14, 2021: Drivers of Extremism Part 2: Conspiracy Theory, Alternative Facts, and the Loss of Trust

 

II. WE THE PEOPLE: A LOOK AT WHO WE ARE IN THIS MOMENT, HOW WE RELATE TO EACH OTHER AND WHAT’S HOLDING US BACK

Friday, January 14, 2022: Understanding Value Differences
 

 

Friday, February 11, 2022: Power and Pitfalls of Populism
 

 

Friday, March 11, 2022: Intersectionality and Identity Politics

 

III. TOOLS FOR LEADERSHIP IN A POLARIZED TIME

Friday, April 8, 2022: Building lasting peace: Lessons in compromise and durability
 

 

Tuesday, May 17, 2022: Balancing Leadership Capital and Moral Courage