Podcasts of our panel “Two More Years of Trump: What Is to Be Done?” from the H-PAD Panel at the 2019 American Historical Association is now available.
Historians for Peace and Democracy will be at the American Historical Association (AHA) annual meeting in Chicago, IL, January 3-6, 2019
Two More Years of Trump: What Is to Be Done? Join H-PAD and MARHO (Middle Atlantic Radical Historians Organization/Radical History Review) or an exciting panel on Friday, January 4, 10:30 am to 12:00, Stevens C-3 (Hilton Chicago, Lower Level). We are living in dangerous times, and we, as historians, have a role to play in resisting the attacks against Blacks, Latinos, women, the LGBTQ community, workers, and those foreign nations and peoples the Trump regime dislikes and attacks. We will also talk about ways to work in solidarity with those forces that are leading the fight to expand democracy, social justice, and economic equality in the United States and around the world. The panelists are Daniel Bessner, University of Washington, whose work focuses on what a left foreign policy would look like; Bruce Cumings, University of Chicago, who specializes in modern Korean history; Nancy MacLean, Duke University, the author of Democracy in Chains, among other books; Barbara Ransby, University of Illinois in Chicago, who recently authored Making All Black Lives Matter; Barbara Weinstein, New York University, past AHA president and expert on Brazil and the recent election of Jair Bolsonaro; and Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University. Following remarks from the panelists, we will open the session to Q & A and discussion.
Friday, January 4, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.: H-PAD Literature Table, Hilton Chicago Stevens C Prefunction Room. Stop by and pick up free broadsides and other literature and to chat with members of HPAD!
Saturday, January 5, 12 to 1:30 p.m., Stevens C-8, Hilton Chicago. H-PAD organizing meeting and discussion of “What Is To Be Done?” The meeting will focus on practicalities and concrete ways that we as historians can build the resistance and work for social change in our various constituencies, and in popular coalitions across the country.