2017-18 Campaign: 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.