CHANGE: A World Without Prisons
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Ruth Wilson Gilmore in conversation with Mariame Kaba.
CHANGE: Work in 2020 and Beyond
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Felicia Wong, Michelle Holder, Paul Krugman, and Brigid Schulte discuss the pandemic’s effects on the U.S. workforce.
CHANGE: Making Education More Equitable
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Tressie McMillan Cottom and Carla Shedd in conversation with Cathy N. Davidson.
Conference on Coalitional Democracy
Friday, October 2, 2020
Three panels will discuss the latest thinking on coalitions and their relationship to political parties and social movements.
CHANGE: Climate Action After COVID-19
Thursday, October 8, 2020
Stephen Hammer, Stephanie Pincetl, and Patricia Romero-Lankao discuss climate action. Moderated by William Solecki.
CHANGE: How Artists Lead the Way
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Artists Vijay Gupta, Hồng-An Trương, and Hank Willis Thomas discuss cultural change with moderator Sarah Lewis.
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Ruth Milkman, professor of sociology at The Graduate Center and at the School of Labor and Urban Studies, CUNY, moderated the third and final panel of the Coalitional Democracy Conference. In her opening remarks she traced the transformation of the labor movement from a sometimes conservative, domineering, or solitary actor to one that came to include groups previously seen as threats, such as immigrants and environmental organizations, or the blue-green alliance.
Professor John Mollenkopf from the Political Science program at The Graduate Center, CUNY moderated the second panel of the Coalitional Democracy Conference on coalitions and political parties. He set the stage by describing the particularities of the two-party system in the U.S., which make it difficult to forge majority coalitions in a period of deep elite polarization and latent conflict between social and economic groups, perhaps especially within the Democratic Party.
The first panel focused on the “Theory and Practice of Coalitions.” The panel was moderated by Dara Z. Strolovitch, who began by recognizing the expansive roots of these ideas in Black feminist work of the 1970s and 1980s. The panelists then set the stage for the rest of the conference by discussing the challenges of agenda-setting and issue inclusion, differences in coalition design on the right and the left, identity conflicts internal to organizations, and the role of popular political culture more generally in forging or foreclosing democratic coalitions.
The Graduate Center’s CHANGE series last week addressed “Climate Action After COVID-19.” The pandemic has provided us with a glimpse into a cleaner future because of changed, mainly reduced, transportation and consumption modes. But will these patterns last? Are […]
On September 16 we kicked off a range of new CHANGE Fall 2020 online events in the frame of The Promise and Perils of Democracy project, and more than 1.000 people joined us from all over the world. CHANGE […]