Insurgency from Below: Activism in the Trump Era

OCT 11, 2017 | 6:30 PM

Details

WHERE:

The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue

ROOM:

C200: Proshansky Auditorium

WHEN:

October 11, 2017: 6:30 PM

ADMISSION:

Free; Reservations Required

SPONSOR:

Public Programs

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Description

WATCH A VIDEO OF THIS EVENT

Limited standby seating may be available — the line starts at 6:00 p.m.; first-come, first-served. There will also be an overflow room with a live video feed.

The election of President Trump has changed the rules of American politics and motivated widespread protests to his agenda. What are the prospects for activists in this new era? Panelists include Barbara Ehrenreich, author, Nickel and Dimed; Ai-jen Poo, director, National Domestic Workers Alliance; Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, professor of law, Columbia and UCLA; and Frances Fox Piven, distinguished professor of political science and sociology, emerita, at the GC. Moderated by Laura Flanders, host of The Laura Flanders Show.
 
This is the keynote event of the conference Insurgency from Below and the Future of American Democracy. Presented with the Ph.D. Programs in Political Science and Sociology, with support from the Advanced Research Collaborative, the Office of the Provost, and the JCF/Helenia Fund at the recommendation of Craig Kaplan.