In a year of historic highs and lows, “two white capitalists compete for US presidency” barely merits a headline. But political consciousness in the United States is still shaped by electoral politics, and this year that means we are stuck in a demoralizing tug and pull between Donald Trump’s fascistic racism and Joe Biden’s neoliberal anti-progressivism. Many view the 2020 presidential election as a uniquely dangerous moment for democracy and also as an opportunity to win new terrain for future organizing.
Join us on the eve of the election for a discussion between Madison activists and community leaders about the dangers and possibilities facing organizers after Election Day. We’ll talk about how activists must respond to threats against our democracy, the pitfalls of a Biden presidency that we must avoid, and how we resist oppression while holding onto visions of a better world.
Confirmed panelists include:
* Nada Elmikashfi, Isthmus contributor, Chief of Staff to WI State Assembly Candidate Francesca Hong
* Dr. Damita Brown, Restorative Justice Director at the Dane County Time Bank
* Brian Ward, teacher, activist, and member of Democratic Socialists of America, The Red Nation-Great Lakes, and People's Green New Deal Madison