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Creative Mornings: Corruption (In-Person PHX)

Our very own Maddie Adams is the guest speaker at this month's Creative Mornings and they are making it possible to attend in-person on via LIVE web stream.

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Creative Mornings: Corruption (In-Person PHX)
Creative Mornings: Corruption (In-Person PHX)

Time & Location

Mar 24, 2023, 8:45 AM – 10:00 AM MST

X Phoenix, 200 W Monroe St, Phoenix, AZ 85003, USA

About the Event

Corruption can start innocently, like favoring someone you know over someone you don’t. Or recalling a gift they once sent, and repay them with a project for that sweetness. Corruption is a spectrum, rewarding social connections and financial advantages over the rules of fair play. It exists in every society and every institution.

Some people survive through corruption, the labyrinthine bureaucracies where they live making it literally impossible otherwise. But while they survive, others perish. Rising plumes of toxic chemicals, collapsing buildings not constructed to code, we owe the calamities all around us to those who cared more about profit than people and gain over the greater good.

As social anthropologist Lucy Koechlin notes, “A world without corruption is a powerful idea. But it doesn’t appear out of the blue.” It takes courage to speak out. To demand transparency and accountability. To strengthen whistleblower protections and the rule of law. To break up corporate concentration while organizing coalitions of people to reset the balance. What will you do to hold power to account?

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