March 27, 2012
Culture Project, Lannan Center, and MoveOn.org present
Blueprint for Accountability: The Wall Street-Washington Connection
Moderated by Karen Finney
With Panelists Eliot Spitzer, Matt Taibbi, Ron Suskind, Van Jones, Heather McGhee, and Jesse LaGreca. Readings by Anna Khaja, Steven Pasquale, and Charles Parnell
Support provided by The Arca Foundation, Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice, Panta Rhea, Cynthia Ryan and the Schooner Foundation, Veatch Foundation, and Stewart R. Mott Foundation. Presented with the Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice, as part of the 2012 Spring Literary Symposium and Festival.
Learn more at BlueprintforAccountability.org
On March 27th, 2012, Culture Project staged and live-streamed an ambitious program called Blueprint for Accountability: The Wall Street Washington Connection, hosted by The Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice at Georgetown University, confronting the economic crisis in the United States and provoking fresh dialogue about the role of financial and corporate powers in the political and democratic life of this country. The series assembled some of the most important and influential voices of our time.
In light of the unprecedented crash of 2008, the flagrant conduct of Wall Street, the revolving door between Wall Street and Washington, D.C., and the unholy alliance between big business and government, accountability will be pursued in order to safeguard democracy from further demise. Culture Project’s “Blueprint for Accountability” fuses theater, film, debate, and discussion to call attention to these issues, urging policy makers, elected officials, and citizens to craft a decisive moral response, capable of restoring American democracy.