Watch David Brooks, Darius Baxter, & More on Weaving America’s Social Fabric [VIDEO]

Building Community: Weaving America's Social Fabric featuring David Brooks (The Aspen Institute), Dan Porterfield (The Aspen Institute), Darius Baxter (GOODProjects), Lisa Fitzpatrick (APEX Community Advancement Inc). Photo by Alexa Gonzalez Wagner.

SXSW EDU opening keynote, Building Community: Weaving America’s Social Fabric, features remarks by David Brooks, Executive Director of Weave: The Social Fabric Project at the Aspen Institute and Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times, joined by Aspen Institute President and CEO Dan Porterfield, GOODProjects President and Chief Engagement Officer Darius Baxter, Aspen Institute Executive Director David Brooks, and Rev. Lisa Fitzpatrick the Co-Founder and Executive Director of APEX Community Advancement, Inc. / APEX Youth Center and Senior Pastor of APEX Ministries United Methodist Church.

Building Community: Weaving America’s Social Fabric
Weave: The Social Fabric Project, an initiative of the Aspen Institute, operates with the premise that social fragmentation is the central problem of our time—isolation, alienation, and division. Fortunately, all across the country people are rebuilding communities and creating social capital. Weave seeks to work with these groups to spur a movement to repair the national fabric—to identify and celebrate these groups, synthesize the values that move them, and help forge a common identity.

“Culture changes when a small group of people find a better way to live and the rest of us copy them.”
–David Brooks

Building Community: Weaving America’s Social Fabric featuring David Brooks, Dan Porterfield, Darius Baxter, Lisa Fitzpatrick. Photo by Alexa Gonzalez Wagner.

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SXSW EDU Sr Digital Media Manager

As part of the SXSW EDU marketing team, I am passionate about connecting people to ideas of impact. I earned a bachelor's degree in Mass Communications–Electronic Media and Photography from Texas State University and am currently pursuing an MBA from Western Governors University.

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