Dana R. Fisher - American Resistance: From the Women's March to the Blue Wave — in Conversation with James Zogby
Date(s) - 11/23/2019
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Politics and Prose Bookstore
WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
In this insightful analysis of the surge of protests that followed Trump’s election, Fisher shows us who the resisters are, how they’ve organized, and what they’ve achieved. Starting with the Women’s March and working through successive demonstrations, Fisher, professor of sociology and director of the Program for Society and the Environment at the University of Maryland, uses interviews and data to illustrate how resistance groups adapted methods such as distributed organizing to mobilize angry citizens into activists, charting the success of this network of grassroots efforts in the gains made by Democrats, women, and people of color in the 2018 elections. Fisher will be in conversation with James Zogby, founder of the Arab American Institute, who was appointed by Bernie Sanders to the Democratic Party’s platform committee.