just south of Powell Blvd
Portland Democratic Socialists of America presents:
"Donald Trump and the Working Class: How We Got Here and How to Respond"
How on earth did this comically garish capitalist get elected President of the United States? Did he really win by gaining the support of the white working class? Did anyone really believe this gaudy fat-cat would be a voice for working Americans? What should the Left do now that he’s in office?
Join the Portland, OR chapter of Democratic Socialists of America as we host a conversation between local and prolific journalist Arun Gupta and University of Oregon professor Joe Lowndes.
Arun Gupta reports nationwide on politics, the economy, labor, food, immigration, the environment, and social movements on the left and right for publications including The Nation, YES Magazine, The Progressive, In These Times, the Raw Story, Telesur, the Guardian, and the Washington Post. He is a founder of the Occupied Wall Street Journal, former international news editor of The Guardian Newsweekly, and a Lannan Foundation writing fellow. He is writing a book, Bacon as a Weapon of Mass Destruction: A Junk-Food Loving Chef's Inquiry Into Taste, for The New Press.
Joe Lowndes is an associate professor of political science at the University of Oregon, where he studies right-wing movements, populism, and racial politics. He has been active for three decades in activism in antiracist, green, and labor politics. He is a member of AFT Oregon, AAUP Oregon, and is on the executive council of local 3209, United Academics. He is the author of From the New Deal to the New Right: Race and the Southern Origins of Modern Conservatism, and co-editor of Race and American Political Development. He is currently writing a book on Right-wing populism in the US.
Bring cash to donate $5-$10 at the door. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
As the newly formed Portland chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America, we seek to build progressive movements for social change while establishing an openly democratic socialist presence in the region. Our chapter is made up of both long-time activists and people completely new to socialism or activism. We are socialists because we share a vision of a humane social order based on popular control of resources and production, economic planning, equitable distribution, feminism, racial equality and non-oppressive relationships.
The agenda is pending exec committee meeting, but in the works already were proposals from working groups, statewide conference planning, proposed bylaws changes to include working groups in exec committee, and continuing education around DSA. Final proposed agenda will be posted.
Childcare will be provided. Please contact Ben on slack or via email at email@example.com and put "childcare request" in the subject line. Thanks!!