Post Convention: Where Do We Go From Here?

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 11:00am
Nellie Bailey, Gregory Diamant & Peter Weisberg

The marathon infomercials from our two major political parties have finally ended.  And progressives are now left with the question “Where do we progressives go from here?”  Do we simply support the non-Trump lesser of two evils?  Do we build a third party like the Greens?  Do we focus on electing a new Congress?  Do we work outside the electoral box to build institutions that will empower people in their daily lives?  All of the above?

These are among the questions progressives are asking of the movement energized by Bernie Sander’s campaign.  The Center for Global Justice held this post-convention forum to explore options for the way forward.  The discussion was kicked off with brief presentations by San Miguel residents Gregory Diamant, Peter Weisberg and Nellie Bailey.

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Monday, July 22, 2024 - 1:00pm
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Robert Meeropol
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Robert Meeropol, the younger son of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, was six years old in 1953 when his parents were executed. In the 1970s, he... Read more

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Cynthia Yoder
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Cynthia Yoder's memoir tells her story of working in a new university in Palestine during a time of political strife and upheaval. She describes the joys of life in Palestine against the backdrop of military occupation and the second intifada, which began soon after she arrived in 2000. Rather than give political analysis, the book... Read more

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