A Call to Action
From Historians for Peace and Democracy: We encourage you to sign this letter protesting SHAFR’s decision to invite retired U.S. Army General David Petraeus to be the keynote speaker at the June meeting of SHAFR (Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations).
This thoughtful letter has been initiated by members of SHAFR – and does not question the General’s right to speak, but the special honor and individual platform accorded him.
The letter will be delivered to SHAFR Council on Wednesday, May 23, so please sign today and circulate far and wide. You do not need to be a member of SHAFR to sign.
Read the letter and sign the petition – click here.
Threats To Democracy and Dangers of War
For the 2017-2018 academic year, we plan an aggressive program of campus and community-based education, popular pedagogy, and movement building as part of the larger resistance to the Trump/Pence administration. At the center of our fall program is a national campaign of dialogue focused on Threats To Democracy and Dangers of War that will take the form of roundtables, workshops, and teach-ins.
We plan to engage students, faculty, and members of the broader community in discussions about different forms of authoritarian and anti-democratic governance and interrogate the differences between fascism, militarism, nationalism, nativism, and populism, and how to resist them. A national speakers bureau, flagship events live-streamed from major cities, and a hard-hitting series of “Broadsides for the Trump Era” focused on the history of repression and resistance in modern America will help mobilize and extend our base on campuses across the United States, including deep into many Red States.
Please visit our 2017-18 Campaign: Threats To Democracy and Dangers of War page