Reconstructing Our Democracy: Midterms Postmortem+Call to Action

11/10/2018 5:00 PM

Reconstructing Our Democracy: Midterms Postmortem+Call to Action NOV10

Reconstructing Our Democracy: Midterms Postmortem+Call to Action

The midterm election of 2018 is widely regarded as the most important one of our lifetime. Democratic victories included a slew of historic firsts and secured a majority in the House while Republicans consolidated their hold on the Senate. And, at the same time, Trump's deft deployment of racism shows no signs of being reigned in. The election results--some of which are still rolling in--will likely shape the future of healthcare, social security, climate change, reproductive justice, and immigration.

In this moderated round table, participants will offer brief insights, followed by discussion, and considerations of concrete proposals moving forward. Key questions include: In what ways have racism, anti-semitism, fascism, white supremacy, converged in our current moment, and how can our movements respond? How can we hold our representatives accountable--including a new wave of progressive leaders--so that we can enhance democratic values in a time of unrest? How can we win concrete victories by building collaborations across different issues and sectors and between activists and academics? The evening will be geared toward implementing shifts from single-issue politics toward intersectional coalitions.

This event is free and open to the public for those who register on eventbrite. A catered social mixer will follow.

Seating capacity is limited and is available on a first come, first serve basis. Priority will be given to those who have registered via eventbrite.

Date: Saturday November 10, 2018 - Time: 5:00-7:30 PM
Venue: The Carter Center, 441 John Lewis Freedom Parkway NE, Atlanta, GA 30308


Carol Anderson, Charles Howard Candler Professor of African American Studies at Emory University

Barbara Arnwine, Founder and Executive Director, Transformative Justice Coalition

Helen Butler, Executive Director, Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda

Angelica Chazaro, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Washington

Brittney Cooper, Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Africana Studies, Rutgers University

Kimberlé Crenshaw, Professor of Law, Columbia and UCLA, Executive Director and Co-Founder, African American Policy Forum

Daniel HoSang, Associate Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity, Race, and Migration at Yale University

Robin Kelley, Gary B. Nash Professor of History, UCLA

Nikhil Pal Singh, Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and History at NYU

Azadeh Shahshahani, Legal and Advocacy Director, Project South
Monica Simpson, Executive Director, SisterSong

Tim Wise, Writer and Anti-Racist Activist

Bus for ASA & NWSA Conference Attendees:
For National Women's Studies Association (NWSA) and American Studies Association Conference attendants, limited transportation will be provided on a first come first serve basis. Look for a GREENE WORLDWIDE TRANSPORTATION motor coach bus.
The bus will load passengers on Courtland Street across from the Hilton Hotel at 4:00pm. The next stop will be at the Westin Peachtree Plaza and the bus will load passengers at the rear of the hotel near the motor lobby across from PittyPats Porch Restaurant.
From there, the passengers will depart and head to the Carter Presidential Research Library. The bus will remain onsite at the Carter Presidential Research Library and depart by 8:15-8:30pm to drop all passengers off at Hilton Hotel and Westin Peachtree Plaza by 9:00pm.
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