1) Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Professor of Italian and History at New York University shares her assessment of the midterm election results we know thus far — including the many diverse candidates elected and high youth voter turn out. She’ll also examine the ongoing threat of extremist, authoritarian GOP politicians such as Trump and Governors Abbott and DeSantis whose repressive policies are designed to undermine democratic institutions and civil society — while embracing political violence.
2) Marianna Pecora, Deputy Communications Director with the group Voters of Tomorrow discusses the results of the 2022 midterm election with a focus on the work the group did to achieve a major turn out of young voters, which impacted outcomes in critical races across the U.S.
3) Mark Sumner is a staff writer with progressive media and activism hub Daily Kos and author of numerous novels, including “Devil’s Tower,” which was nominated for the World Fantasy Award. Mark talks about his recent daily Kos article, “The Media Tried to Raise a Red Tsunami, but the Only Thing Washed Away was Their Credibility.”
4) Sarah Ganong, State Director of the Connecticut Working Families Party, assesses the results of the midterm election in Connecticut, and around the nation — and also discusses WFP-CT’s legislative agenda in the months ahead.
Monday, November 14 at 8:00 PM
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Dr. Tink Tinker will discuss the 50th-year commemoration of Vine Deloria Jr’s book “God is Red,” which details the hardships faced by Native Americans as their country was [is] flooded with foreigners eager for land and other resources. Deloria links the anthropocentrism of Christian orthodoxy and subsequent American economic philosophies with increasing environmental upheaval. Tinker is the Clifford Baldridge Emeritus Professor of American Indian Cultures and Religious Traditions at Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado. He is a citizen of the Osage Nation.
Tuesday, November 15 at 12:00 noon