The Arc of History? Contexts and Consequences of the Assault on Democracy
Faculty Panel and Community Discussion (Webinar format with Q&A)
Gilda Sheppard (Sociologist and Filmmaker) Commentary and Moderator
Brad Proctor (US History) The Relevance of Reconstruction in the Assault on Democracy
Savvina Chowdhury (Feminist Economics) Economic Inequality in the Trump Era
Zoltan Grossman (Geography / Native Studies) Militant Far-Right Movements and the Consequences of “Fascism Denial”
As a community, we are providing opportunities to come together to analyze and discuss the historical precedents, racial and economic inequalities, and political polarization that brought us to this moment. We will also explore the visionary possibilities that inspire our social justice values and promote peace.