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American Resistance: Looking Back while Marching Forward
12:00pm EST, 18:00 GMT+2 (Paris)

Join us online for our third annual "Frankfurt in Paris" book talk inspired by American Resistance: From the Women’s March to the Blue Wave by Dana R. Fisher.

This live virtual conversation between authors Dana R. Fisher and Joseph O’Neill will focus on the upcoming U.S. elections and will examine the influence of the growing grassroots resistance movement on American politics. The talk will be moderated by Eric Schwartz, editorial director at Columbia University Press.

ABOUT THE BOOK
American Resistance traces activists from the streets back to the communities and congressional districts around the country where they live, work, and vote. Using innovative survey data and interviews with key players, Dana R. Fisher analyzes how Resistance groups have channeled outrage into activism, using distributed organizing to make activism possible by anyone from anywhere, whenever and wherever it is needed most. Beginning with the first Women’s March and following the movement through the 2018 midterms, Fisher demonstrates how the energy and enthusiasm of the Resistance paid off in a wave of Democratic victories. She reveals how the Left rebounded from the devastating 2016 election, the lessons for turning grassroots passion into electoral gains, and what comes next. American Resistance explains the organizing that is revitalizing democracy to counter Trump’s presidency.

Speakers
Dana R. Fisher is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland. Her research explores democracy, civic participation, activism and environmental policymaking.

Joseph O’Neill teaches at Bard and is the author of six books, including the novels The Dog (longlist, Booker Prize; New York Times notable book) and Netherland (PEN/Faulkner Award; Kerry Fiction Prize; longlist, Booker Prize; New York Times 10 Best Books of 2008). He writes about politics for the New York Review of Books.

Eric Schwartz is editorial director of Columbia University Press.

Oct 22, 2020 06:00 PM in Paris

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