Topos: Being Heard: Voices from Marginalized Communities

For historically marginalized communities, a distant, even oppressive, government is nothing new. Yet the pain of declining community investments, the rise of a police surveillance state, and the weight of inequity is felt acutely. In 2017, Topos embarked on a project to listen to the voices of people who have been marginalized by elected leaders, by the media, and even by public opinion researchers – to try to understand why people feel disempowered, what can further distance them from government, and what inspires activism and collective action.

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