What Does ‘A More Perfect Union’ Mean To You?
A More Perfect Union is a media project that explores the complexities of our democracy in order to help strengthen it. Through radio programs, podcasts, and oral histories, A More Perfect Union examines American democracy’s founding documents: the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence, through a cross-cultural lens. The project is presented by Humanities Washington, KUOW, Spokane Public Radio, and Northwest Public Broadcasting.
See below for the radio broadcast schedule. The oral histories, which will be turned into podcasts later this summer, will include interviews with Latino/a/x community members in Wenatchee, farming community members in Thurston county, and LGBTQ+ community members in the Tri-Cities and Spokane. More information about the oral histories and podcasts will come later in the summer.
A More Perfect Union invites all of us to reflect on our shared history and the American ideals that have animated our republic since its founding. How have different communities been included or excluded from our democratic systems? How have Washington cultural communities defined “liberty” based on their unique social circumstances? What challenges have these communities faced in their quest for liberty, and how have they tried to overcome them? How can we work to build a more just, inclusive, and sustainable democracy?
Civic Engagement: July 1st, 7:00 p.m.
In this first episode of A More Perfect Union, reporters from Spokane Public Radio, Northwest Public Broadcasting, KUOW, and Humanities Washington explore concepts of civic engagement and participation in our region.
Latinx Voting Rights and Representation: July 8th, 7:00 p.m.
In the second episode of A More Perfect Union, reporters from Spokane Public Radio, Northwest Public Broadcasting, KUOW, and Humanities Washington explore Latinx voting rights and civic engagement in our region.
Native American Rights and Representation: July 15th, 7:00 p.m.
In the third episode of A More Perfect Union, reporters from Spokane Public Radio, Northwest Public Broadcasting, KUOW, and Humanities Washington explore Native American ideas of democracy.