“Who Killed Civil Society”: A Conversation with Howard Husock – AFF-DC

December 5, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

City Tap - Penn Quarter

1000 Massachusetts Ave NW , Washington, DC,

Well into the 20th century, private philanthropy and a robust network of civil society organizations helped the poor and needy in America. Today, we’ve ceded so much of that to government, or charitable entities working heavily at government’s direction.

How did we get into this situation? More importantly, how can we reignite civil society? Howard Husock, vice president at the Manhattan Institute and long-time scholar in issues of philanthropy and poverty, examines the decline of civil society in his new book Who Killed Civil Society? The Rise of Big Government and the Decline of Bourgeois Norms. He’ll join us to discuss his findings and offer thoughts on how we can engage in restoring the norms and values that will strengthen America for the long term.

He’ll be interviewed by Peter Lipsett, vice president at DonorsTrust. He chairs DonorsTrust’s Novus Society, a program to engage donors under age 40 in building up their philanthropy.

Lunch will be served. Ticket sales from this event will go to support DC Central Kitchen, a fantastic civic organization that serves the needs of the DC community.

RSVPs are required. Please email [email protected] if you have any dietary restrictions.