Why Socialism?

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 6:00pm
Cliff DuRand, Liz Mestres & Bob Stone

Bernie Sanders has put the word “socialism” back into our current political discourse. Other politicians and the media have tried to ignore his "democratic socialism.” However, young people (and others) today are not afraid of the ‘S’ word, although President Trump (and Nancy Pelosi) think it is a dirty word. But what does it mean and what makes it increasingly attractive?

A Global Justice panel will explore “Why Socialism?” Is it the New Deal? or public ownership of the means of production? or just an activist government promoting the common welfare? Is it publicly owned facilities? Or is it cooperatives or even communal living? Whatever it is, the billionaire class is afraid of it. Join this exploration of one of the great ideas of the last 200 years, an idea that is now being redefined in the 21st century.