Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Host: 
Behavioral & Social Sciences Academic Chapter
Venue: 
Kramerbooks & Afterwords
Address: 
1517 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington
District of Columbia
20036

Be Informed: Lecture and Libations is a community lecture series hosted by faculty and researchers from the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the University of Maryland, with a mission to increase understanding of and pursue innovative solutions to the challenges facing our global community. A range of topics including psychology, social justice, political science, human behavior and more will be addressed in a relaxed atmosphere, accompanied by refined drinks and delicious bites.

ABOUT THE TALK

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 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 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. Copies of American Resistance: From the Women's March to the Blue Wave will be available for sale. Book signing will take place after the talk.

Cost: 

Free

RSVP by: 
11/06/19
Contact: 

Jenny Kilberg
Director of Alumni and Donor Relations
Email: jkilberg@umd.edu