We invite you to join us for the Social Justice Institute Teach-In: Authoritarianism and its Challenges to Democracy and College Campuses on Friday, September 29 from 12:45-2:00 pm in Clapp Hall, Room 108, 2080 Adelbert Road.
White nationalists have been legitimated and emboldened by a presidential administration that took office by advancing racist, sexist, homophobic, ablest, and nationalist rhetoric. In August, the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis and white supremacists took to the streets in Charlottesville armed with clubs, shields, pistols, and assault rifles, while President Trump expressed indifference. In a move toward political exclusion, Trump has recently called for a ban on transgendered members of the military and threatened to remove more than 800,000 young immigrants given amnesty under DACA. Is this the formation of neo-fascism? What can be done to challenge this militant right movement? What is the role of university campuses?
Join us for a panel discussion to more deeply understand this historical moment, its call to action, and the role of the university.
Opening remarks will be provided by Dean Cyrus Taylor, College of Arts and Sciences.
John Flores, Associate Professor, History
Kenneth Ledford, Associate Professor and Chair, History
Ayesha Bell Hardaway, Assistant Professor, Law
This event is free & open to the community.