This recurrent group happening/performance invites guests to read the letters, speeches, testimonies, poems and other texts by survivors of hatred, bigotry and oppression. By reading these words to each other – and for each other – participants have opportunities to reflect on the successes and failures of democracy. Individuals are invited to bring their own texts to share and are welcome to upload them to the archive at www.januarytwenty.net. Readings will be provided for participants who do not bring their own material. The website also includes more information about the Murmurs and their history. All Murmurs of Democracy are free and open to the public. Guests are free to come and go through the performance. Like democracy itself, the more people who participate, the more meaningful the experience. This event is part of The Living Room in the D’Angelo Library at Hyde Park Art Center. The Living Room is a series of programs that encompass the world around the arts and how it effects those who live within it. Join us for yoga, music, poetry, & space to dialogue around both difficult and joyful topics.